Clas Tuuth’s new single “Air” will be released on NeedNoWater Records on September 11th 2015.
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Cotty (long version)
They Mostly Come At Night
“Air is a sparse piece of electronics yet still has a faint trace of that UK garage bounce. Like a spectral structure in the air, it seems to organise, assimilate and then disappear…” – Clash
Championed by Steve Lamacq on his BBC 6music show, “Air” is a fantastic example of the warm textures, synths and programmed clicks, drum snaps and layers of percussion that Clas has become known for. Shaping simple hand claps and finger clicks into a catchy garage rhythm, coupled with a broken vocal performed by Catriona Irving, Air has a summery and almost pop-like lightness to it, while maintaining the edge and texture that embody the Clas Tuuth sound that has been grabbing attention since last years trilogy of EPs, named simply 001, 002 & 003.
In addition, the release comes with exclusive b-sides “Cotty (long version)” – an extended version of a fan favourite from EP 003, as well as “They Mostly Come At Night” and “Mostly”, showcasing Clas Tuuth’s ability to absorb and repurpose a variety of influences; from techno to garage, hip-hop to lo-fi.
Based in London, emerging producer Clas Tuuth’s reputation is gaining momentum. First coming to light with his remix of indie-folk artist, Rozi Plain, the See My Boat (Clas Tuuth Remix) enjoyed radio play across 6music and Xfm, quickly spotlighting Clas within the scope of key radio tastemakers and providing the label with one of their most on-demand downloads to-date. All three of Clas Tuuth EPs have been enjoyed support from BBC 6music, including Nemone picking out “Sketch” from 001 EP as her ‘headphones moment’ on the morning show, while 002 EP also enjoyed airplay from Rob Da Bank and from Huw Stephens on BBC Radio1. 003 enjoyed similar radio success as well as being chosen as a track of the week by Q (Cliff), and track of the day on The405 (Ours) while “Cotty” was picked as a favourite by both NME and GoldFlakePaint.
Glistening melodic chimes, cryptic vocals… equally pensive and dance-floor orientated – music that could soundtrack both the night’s euphoric highs and the next morning’s fragile recovery.
Favourably rubs shoulders with the folktronica’s elite, ie the likes of Four Tet or Gold Panda
A soulful fusion of UK garage rhythms and sleek techno textures.
Deep bass lines, hidden beneath the depths, stuttering restless percussion and occasional glimpses of a warmness … It echoes the darkened intimacy that made Burial such an intense late-night partner… Keep your eyes on this one”
– Gold Flake Paint