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BICEP - ISLES - PICTURE DISC

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Ltd Edition 2x12" LP Picture Disc Release of Tech / Tech Breaks / House. Inc Download Code For the LP

After two years of studio development, sample searching and production upgrades, Belfast-born, London-based duo Bicep (Matt McBriar and Andy Ferguson) drop hotly anticipated second album, “Isles”. On the title, 'We have strong mixed emotions, connected to growing up on an island, wanting to leave, wanting to return'.

From their early days living and clubbing in Belfast, to their move to London over a decade ago, the breadth of music they’ve been exposed to during this time informs “Isles’” massive sonic palette. Both cite the joy of discovering Hindi vocals overheard from distant rooftops, snatches of Bulgarian choirs drifting from passing cars, hitting Shazam in a kebab house in the vain hopes of identifying a Turkish pop song.

Lead single "Apricots" encapsulates these disparate influences perfectly. Sampling traditional Malawian singers - recorded by ethnomusicologist Hugh Tracey in 1958 and released via the label Beating Heart, whose profits go towards supporting the ongoing music conservation work of the International Library of African Music; and a 1950’s performance by The Bulgarian State Radio & Television Female Vocal Choir, steeped in a shimmering bath of warm synths, its spare percussion and arresting vocals bring the big room chills of 90s rave, while still evoking something lost or forlorn. The accompanying video is directed by Mark Jenkin, who recently took home a 2020 BAFTA for Outstanding Debut by a British Director for his 2019 film Bait.

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London based, Belfast-born blogger-production-dj duo Matt McBriar and Andy Ferguson need little by way of introduction. Their 'FeelMyBicep blog" is the go-to place for taste makers world-wide for lost and forgotten disco / chicago house / detroit techno / Italo edits and everything in-between. On a production tip, they have released on such labels as Throne Of Blood, Traveller Records, Mystery Meat and 2012 saw their critically acclaimed vinyl only track $tripper get released on Love Fever hitting the top chart spots on Juno and selling out worldwide. Their remix track record has also been excellent with them stamping their distinguished sound upon works from Blondes, Toby Tobias, Chamboche, Blood Orange, Cosmic Kids and many more for labels such as Domino, Wolf Music and Tusk. Now they have been snapped up by Will Saul's Aus label with a collaborative EP including tracks “You” and “Don't” which once again hit number one on Juno and has been causing the Beatport charts some bother. Bicep have two albums and a handful of singles, EPs, and remixes. Their eponymous album, Bicep, was released in 2017 and achieved major critical acclaim, including being named the #1 album of 2017 by Mixmag. Their follow-up album, Isles, was released in January 2021 to generally favourable reviews. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.


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