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Welcome to the new age of new age and enter the 'Overworld' by A.r.t. Wilson aka Andras Fox.
Originally recorded for the contemporary dance work 'Overworld' by Sarah Aiken and Rebecca Jensen it was released on tape in very limited quantities this April. Now it‘s available in "pink lake“ vinyl from Growing Bin Records.
Peel back the leaves and discover Andras Fox, a Melbourne producer making tactile and imperfect electronic music. Inspired by primitive percussion, simple melodies and home recording, Andras combines elements of house music and ethno-groove in a distinctly antipodean way. Based around drum machine rhythms and new age synths, his original tape recordings are simultaneously contemporary in sound and difficult to carbon date, slipping comfortably between 80s library music, Chicago house and G-funk.
After sold-out solo releases, Andras teamed up with vocalist Oscar Key Sung for a collaborative LP that went back to the roots of disco and house. Receiving support and plays from the likes of Dam-Funk, it was an earnest catalogue of cassette demos recorded in the industrial district of West Melbourne. His follow up EP 'Erskine Falls' was popular with the ladies - compact tropical-synth instrumentals that felt just right.
Presenting the weekly radio show Strange Holiday on 3RRR FM in Melbourne has given him a chance to greatly expand his record collection, which currently occupies the broad territory between disco, World, library and Balearic sounds. This depth of knowledge about music‘s past informs his productions, which all give a nod and a wink to the past. Andras has supported artists including James Pants, Andres and DJ Sprinkles, as well as recently returning from an extended EU tour. In a digital, cool world full of hectic pace, Andras Fox brings warmth, relaxation and gentle grooves to your ears.
His latest work 'Overworld', recorded for dance theatre, is released under the alias that reclaims his birth name Andrew Richard Wilson (T stands for Trouble). A.r.t. Wilson is a slight detour from dance music land into the world of new-age and ambient music. It‘s a trip to the forest or the ocean after a big night out, it‘s an open window in the recording studio.