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BIG BLACK DELTA shares new EP ft. JAMES WELSH (AKA KAMERA), THE BODIES OBTAINED, & CLEARSIDE

April 17, 2020

BIG BLACK DELTA

SHARE NEW ‘SUMMONER’ REMIXES FROM JAMES WELSH (AKA KAMERA), THE BODIES OBTAINED, & CLEARSIDE

LISTEN TO THE FULL SUMMONER REMIX EP HERE

Three years after the release of his exploratory ‘WHORU812’ project, Big Black Delta – aka Jonathan Bates – return with the new track ‘Summoner’, which previews his upcoming fourth album. Always expressing a distinct sonic vision, Bates has created something somehow sinister and soothing with ‘Summoner’. It’s an otherworldly amalgamation of eerie atmospherics, blackened electro-pop and startling industrial rhythms.

And true to form, Bates once again surrounds the new track with cunningly curated, forward thinking remix talent, clearly cut from the same, otherworldly cloth.

The new package kicks off with a remix from Phantasy signee James Welsh. The artist behind Kamera reinvents the track with a psyche-tinged slab of hypnotic, electro-edged Techno.

Next it’s The Bodies Obtained, whose drama-riddled, echo chambers sonic feel like a natural progression to his own EDM Records and the infamous Studio Barnhus label.

And finally, LA based but Detroit-bred Clearside takes his own spin on the track. Infused with his bold sound, the analogue-dripping, industrial leanings bring a defiantly close Summoner’s remix proceedings.

Jonathan Bates first came to attention as frontman of Mellowdrone before joining M83’s live band. His friend Alessandro Cortini (Nine Inch Nails) encouraged him to experiment with making music on a laptop, a suggestion that instigated his long running creativity as Big Black Delta. So far, Big Black Delta has released three albums, collaborated with artists as diverse as Dhani HarrisonKimbra, and Debbie Gibson, and remixed Puscifer and White Zombie. The project has also seen Bates team up with M83: first by remixing their track ‘Midnight City’, and then by sharing remix duties on ‘Fall’ from Daft Punk’s soundtrack to ‘Tron: Legacy’BBD’s renown has only grown in that time, with a substantial audience discovering his work after ‘Huggin & Kissin’ was featured as a key element in the narrative of the Netflix smash ‘The Sinner’. His new album is due later in 2020.

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