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DJs, producers and unrivaled selectors, Danny McLewin and Tom Coveney aka Psychemagik have kept us painfully in suspense for this, their debut album proper: "I Feel How This Night Should Look".
Known for their beautiful production work, vast record collections and transcendent mixtape journeys, they boast one of the most impressive and comprehensive remix outputs in contemporary electronic music for names including Roisin Murphy, Noel Gallagher, Haim, Bryan Ferry, Beyond The Wizards Sleeve, Paul Weller and Metronomy.
"I Feel How This Night Should Look" is an album with a phenomenal backstory. It spans back over a decade back to when Tom and Danny first met in 2008 and produced the ten tracks over an intensive two year period following the birth of Psychemagik. It was recorded at a number of esteemed locations primed for sonic craft including Kate Bush’s old workspace, George Martin’s Air Studios Lyndhurst Hall, where the duo recorded a seventeen piece string section and Toe Rag Studios recording drums onto tape. This album is a true labour of love.
The first taste of the album comes via first track, the effortlessly smooth and immediately deep "We Can Be One" feat. Quinn Lamont Luke. An invigorating and ethereal cut offset with the acid rifts and the balearic vocals of New York’s Quinn Lamont Luke. "Something To Believe" features English garage rock royalty Holly Golightly which spans a sound palette as diverse and invigorating as one of the pair’s vastly eclectic DJ sets. The afro-harping "Seahorse" is graced by the airy, wordless vocal styling of British jazz legend Norma Winstone. "Triumph Of The Gods" featuring Renate Staal Nygård is an epic, piano and orchestra led tour de force, a funk fuelled soundtrack for a thriller yet to be made.
"Ghost Particle" glides along at cruising altitude featuring Canterbury’s wilfully underrated Syd Arthur, whilst "Above The Clouds" and "Cosmic Forest" are exquisite string and synth-led cosmic disco. "Le Paix Est Un Fleur" deftly mixes psychedelic delights and easy listening.
A testament to the duo’s deep understanding and love of their craft, an LP which hones a layered intelligence that only long-term dedication to the art and craft of the DJ can deliver.
A1. We Can Be One (feat. Quinn Lamont Luke)
A2. Valley Of Paradise
B1. Ghost Particle (feat. Liam Magill)
B2. Seahorse (feat. Norma Winstone)
B3. Above The Clouds
C1. Cosmic Forest
C2. Triumph Of The Gods (feat. Renate Staal Nygard)
D2. La Paix Est Une Fleur
D3. Something To Believe (feat. Holly Go Lightly)