Alby Daniels

The 22-year-old Black Acre signing presents his first release arriving as a lush r'n'b-influenced EP brimming with warmth and dark atmospherics

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It's easy to dismiss what reads on paper as just another London-based electronic producer turning his hand to chopping up r'n'b vocals - but singer and multi-instrumentalist Alby Daniels has caught our attention with his stand-out musical offering on Black Acre Records (championing new electronic producers such as the likes of Blue Daisy and Hyetal). Arriving on his first release as the lead track, 'This Dawn' is a moody and atmospheric piece, skipping along with 2-step rhythms under his own pop-tinged r'n'b lyrics. At the tender age of 22, Daniels having self-taught to play the drums and keyboards seems to be promising as more than a bedroom producer in North London...

WHAT'S...
...your secret talent?

Magic

...your worst vice?
Sailor Jerry

…the story behind your name?
It's a long story...

... your favourite sound?
Real laughter

...your favourite vocalist?
Stevie Wonder / Amy Winehouse

...your worst fashion secret?
Whites after Labour Day

...your favourite website?
pinboardblog.com always delivers some fresh choons. I might have a break from the internet soon though. The world's gone internet mad.

...your favourite label?
Brainfeeder is killing it for me. I'm feeling how eclectic it's catalogue is becoming - looking forward to the Lapalux release coming soon.

...at the top of your hit/shit list?

I don't have anyone on my hit list yet

...are you listening to now?

Gospel drummers shredding it up

How would you describe your work?

Experiments that blend a love for jazz and funk, and a passion for dance music.

What are you most excited about next?

Getting an album together, and performing live, and going into space in the near future.

Alby Daniels 'This Dawn' is released on Black Acre Records 20th February, 2012

Photo by Jack Williams

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