THE MIX CONTAINS 3 NEW TRACKS, A COVER OF THE VELVET UNDERGROUND’S ‘CANDY SAYS’ AND MUSIC FROM SOME OF THE MOST ENGAGING ARTISTS OF THE 21ST CENTURY
‘A Natural fit for LateNightTales’ Resident Advisor ‘Superior sounds for spiritual somnambulists…..impeccable’ Record Collector
‘Hot Chip are ideal for soundtracking the witching hour and beyond’ NME ‘Beautiful and hypnotic’ DJ
Out today, UK electronic artpop outfit Hot Chip provide the perfect antidote to these strange and uncertain times with the release of their LateNightTales, the hugley popular artist-curated series. Alongside their own ethereal cover of The Velvet Underground’s ‘Candy Says’ and three new Hot Chip tracks, the band have selected music from some of the most engaging artists of the 21st century, taking in pulsating electronic rhythms, hypnotic grooves and leftfield ambience.
Spearheaded by founders Alexis Taylor and Joe Goddard, Hot Chip are one of the UK’s most interesting and much-loved acts. Since releasing their debut album ‘Coming On Strong’ in 2004, they have received a Grammy Award nomination (‘Ready for the Floor’) and Mercury Prize nomination (‘The Warning’) and their seventh studio album, last year’s ‘A Bath Full of Ecstasy,’ received rave reviews across the globe from both critics and fans.
Hot Chip’s ‘LateNightTales’ opens with the simplistic beauty of Christina Vantzou’s ‘At Dawn,’ before morphing in to the first of four exclusive tracks from the band – the floating, transcendent ‘Nothing’s Changed’, before Rhythm & Sound ft. Cornell Campbell serve up the heavy dub classic, ‘King In My Empire’. The journey continues with Pale Blue’s ‘Have You Passed Through This Night’, a silky, cold wave disco track, while Suzanne Kraft’s ‘Femme Cosmic’ and Fever Ray’s ‘To The Moon and Back’ provide squelchy synth-pop. Furthermore, the punchy ‘Much To Touch’ from Bolton-born, Berlin based producer Planningtorock and an ethereal cover of Velvet Underground’s ‘Candy Says’ by our hosts add an element of displacement and detachment. Elsewhere, other highlights include an appearance from synth-pop auteur Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith with ‘Who I Am & Why I Am Where’ and new material from Alexis’ ‘other’ band, the improv-mavens About Group, along with the adventurous ‘Workaround Two’ from electronic experimentalist Beatrice Dillon and German composer, Nils Frahm’s beautifully evocative ‘Ode’. But it is left to Alexis’ father to have the final word, with an elegant excerpt from the daring ‘Finnegans Wake’ by James Joyce.
The LateNightTales series was established back in 2001 with Fila Brazillia taking to the controls and mixing up the first of what would continue to be the first choice of music connoisseurs worldwide. Since then, the series has seen releases from the likes of The Flaming Lips, Floating Points, David Holmes, Bonobo, Jon Hopkins, Röyksopp and many more.
- Christina Vantzou – ‘At Dawn’
- Hot Chip – ‘Nothing’s Changed’ (Exclusive track)
- Rhythm & Sound ft. Cornell Campbell – ‘King In My Empire’
- Pale Blue – ‘Have You Passed Through This Night’
- Suzanne Kraft – ‘Femme Cosmic’
- Fever Ray – ‘To The Moon And Back’
- PlanningToRock – ‘Much To Touch’
- Charlotte Adigery – ‘1,618’
- Mike Salta – ‘Hey Moloko’
- Matthew Bourne – ‘Somewhere I Have Never Travelled’
- Hot Chip – ‘Candy Says’ (Velvet Underground cover version – Exclusive track)
- Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith – ‘Who I Am & Why I Am Where’
- About Group – ‘The Long Miles’
- Beatrice Dillon – ‘Workaround Two’
- Hot Chip – ‘Worlds Within Worlds’ (Exclusive track)
- Daniel Blumberg – ‘The Bomb’
- Nils Frahm – ‘Ode’
- Hot Chip – ‘None Of These Things’ (Exclusive track)
- Neil Taylor – ‘Finnegan’s Wake’ excerpt (Exclusive track)