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Rokolectiv 2013


EVIAN CHRIST (UK)

EVIAN CHRIST (UK)

Evian Christ, the up and rising British producer with a Hollywood smile, is 22 year old Joshua Leary, an artist who has been called “the most exciting new artist of the year” by Fader, and "an arresting debut that will probably end up marking a particular point in time" by Fact. His mixture of distorted hip hop samples, ambient tones and melancholic atmospherics sparked discussion far beyond the usual circuit of left field observers. With many producers now exploring juke elements at tempos closer to house, Evian Christ’s slightly slower take on 808 vs. vocal fragments is not new in itself. However, what sets him apart (and relevant to Tri Angle records who released his “Kings and Them”) is his thick, reverb-drenched timbres. Rich Hammond organ-like buzzing, lo-fi rattling pulses that sound like guitar pedal effects, and ethereal filtered pads are all elements typical of drone, but Evian Christ chooses instead to push them through strong, articulated harmonies. Together with Holy Other, Evian Christ is maybe the most relevant milestone in Tri Angle’s catalogue!

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