LONDON Friday 5th July I'm at the Southbank Centre for the weekend long PRS Foundation New Music Biennial festival. 9pm – Queen Elizabeth Hall Premiering 'Trespassing', a new short collaboration with Immix Ensemble and commissioned by Metal Liverpool, merging architectural data, construction recordings and classical instrumentation, based on rapidly changing British cityscapes. Free 10pm – Queen Elizabeth Hall foyer DJ set at the NMB afterparty with Lotic. Free NMB also features Gazelle Twin, Klein, Numb Mob, music for ice cream vans and more across the weekend. Link in comments.
My favourite releases this year, in no particular order. I've added them to my studio playlist, link in comments. Drop below some recommendations I should listen to... FSx Helena Hauff – Qualm Low – Double Negative Skee Mask – Compro Eli Keszler – Stadium Janelle Monae – Dirty Computer Dialect – Loose Blooms Sons of Kemet – Your Queen Is A Reptile Rosalía – El Mal Querer Christoph de Babalon – If You're Into It I'm Out Of It Gabe Gurnsey – Physical
New 'Crow' visual Lifted from my DJ-Kicks compilation Dir. Liam Young https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lan-Pjv99Xk
My DJ-Kicks mix compilation is out today on vinyl, digital and CD. Excited to share some of my favourite music from past and present with you (including an exclusive new Forest Swords track) – thank you to all the artists who agreed to feature. Hope you enjoy delving in – link in comments to buy/stream. FSx
DJ-KICKS – 18.05.18 Digital, CD, gatefold double vinyl Honoured to be next in line as part of this legendary mix series. 25+ pieces of music I've found inspiring, brilliant and transformative, put into one compilation. Plus an exclusive new FS track – preview in video. More details soon. Pre-order here: K7.lnk.to/DJKicksForestSwords
Announcing the latest release on my label Dense Truth: 'Loose Blooms' by Liverpool-based producer/composer/broadcaster Dialect. Beautiful eco-focused ambient and software mutations, for fans of Brian Eno, Oneohtrix, Arthur Russell... Dropping this Friday on limited 12" vinyl and digital. Watch video + pre-order in comments. FSx
Ears hurt, guzzling medicine, in need of sleep — but having just done my final show for the year at Day for Night I wanted to say a thank you to everyone who made it out to watch at festivals and on my headline tour this year. Every day was overwhelming and surprising. Travelling and being in new spaces can be strange and anxiety-riddled and extreme, but there wasn't a single show where I didn't appreciate everyone who showed their support and connect with what I'm doing. I'll be opening a new live chapter next year at festivals — trying things out with new collaborators, projects, performances. Stay tuned. Always, FSx Image: Vera Marmelo, Lisbon ZDB
My favourite releases from this year, in no particular order. I've added tracks from all the albums to my Spotify studio playlist, link in comments. Would love to hear some of your recommendations I should check out... FSx Julie Byrne – Not Even Happiness Colin Stetson – All This I Do For Glory Pan Daijing – Lack Dirty Projectors – Dirty Projectors MUNA – About U Ben Frost – The Centre Cannot Hold Mica Levi – Delete Beach Blanck Mass – World Eater Klein – Tommy Zola Jesus – Okovi Mogwai – Every Country's Sun Fever Ray – Plunge