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Crewdson - Dust EP
12" Vinyl
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Dust EP

Slowfoot Records

Released: 29th November 2010 | 4 track leftfield/idm ep

Slowfoot is very proud to present to you the Dust EP, the debut release of sonic mastermind Crewdson. Hailing from the chilly North of England and settling in tropical South East London to study at Goldsmiths (alongside fellow alumni James Blake) a few short years ago, Hugh 'Crewdson' Jones has been slowly gliding from strength-tostrength throughout 2010. I mean, its not every day someone plays the Southbank Centre's lauded Ether Festival before even releasing a note of music is it? And then when they do leak a track online get picked up for editorial on the US's influential Fader website, as what happened with his track 'Mime'? No. So there you go. Your ears and eyes now pricked, what can you expect from this release and Crewdson in future? Starting with the limited edition Dust EP, you can expect an upbeat and playful concoction of electronic music, taking in influences from techno, jazz, 2-step, dubstep, your doorstep... whilst answering that question of what might happen if you threw Polar Bear, Flying Lotus, Aphex Twin and maybe even The Streets in a room together and they came back out with something eminently listenable and, heck, good. Here you get 2 tracks from Crewdson leading each side of vinyl (Dust Crawlers and Pet for A and B respectively) followed up by equally intriguing remixes and reworkings of Crewdson tracks Mime (reworked by Ninja Tune's acclaimed Grasscut) and Goodbye Old Friend (remixed by The Dude himself, Bass Clef). Live as in the studio, Crewdson creates sound from machinery, found items, manipulated vocals and occasionally the odd-piece of electronic musical equipment such as his saxophone or one of his many banks of live samplers. With live shows in the works to coincide with the release of Dust Crawlers, what else beckons for Crewdson? More remixes for one, having already worked up tracks for La Shark, The Invisible and Esben and the Witch. Then the finishing touches to his album, due in the first half of 2011. Keep an eye on his MySpace and the Slowfoot website for further details as and when they're announced. Free download code included with vinyl.

"Tricky 'tronica styles from London's Crewdson readied with remixes from Bass Clef and Grasscut. Unavoidable comparisons to Mount Kimbie or Matthew Herbert are well warranted on the complex, jazz-structured intricacies of 'Dust Crawlers' or the spindly glitch sound of 'Pet', while Grasscut turn 'Mime' into a fractal IDM pop moment, kinda like The Chap in a fonky K-Hole, and Bass Clef gives 'Goodbye Old Friend' a healthy dancefloor workout"
Boomkat, Boomkat
"Dust Crawlers is typically slippery, constructing delicate cascades of sound from tiny percussive events and whisking the listener through a bewildering succession of reverb spaces. Confident, and just about confusing enough to be fascinating."
The Wire
"Dust EP is a phenomenal debut, proving that Crewdson will be one to watch in the future"
Igloo Mag
"With his hybrid sound Crewdson certainly is one to watch in 2011. Ahoy!"
Electronic Beats
"With yet another brilliant new style of electronic music comes yet another inspirational artist... ...Using homemade instruments for most of his particularly percussively-focused work, Hugh’s concrete soul fusions are intricately composed and spatially aware, spread out across the sonic plane like easily spreadable celestial magic. Aided by his own skilled modal noodling on the tenor saxophone and interesting manipulation of vocals, Crewdson is really something to behold... ... There are rumours of an album this spring, which is definitely something to get excited about. One to watch."
Rock Feedback
"Deeply inventive, forthcoming EP 'Dust' has already gained some fantastic reviews. Removing the flab from dubstep, Crewdson harks back to the skeletal post-garage of Burial - emotive, introspective and shrouded in mystery."
Clash Magazine
"With a debut full-length album rumoured to be out in the second quarter of 2011, Crewdson on this riveting form will emerge triumphantly from the shadows of his contemporaries, only to scuttle away into his own dark monolithic, brooding shadow of beguiling imagination he can claim as his own. Go. And. Get."
The 405
"...showcases his unusual yet inventive approach toward assembling beats in an ad hoc manner"
"There’s a disembodied voice kicking around the sound of a hundred cassette decks unspooling at once. But he’s got a beat to counteract, tiny percussion and a broken snare, as though he’s throwing the literal kitchen sink full of instrument junk at our stupid American desire to box him in."
"Crewdson steps boldly into the scene with an EP which feels like a strong statement of intent. Certainly if these tracks are anything to go by we can expect great things from his full length album out next year."
Future Sequence