DIVINE ECSTASY RELEASED 27TH JANUARY ON MEMPHIS INDUSTRIES
DEBUT UK SHOW: 20TH FEBRUARY AT OLD BLUE LAST, LONDON
‘Down’ is the new single from production duo of Mike Perry and Austin Kjeultes a.k.a. Supreme Cuts. It features vocal turns by fellow Chicago-dwellers The GTW, Khallee and David Ashley and is taken from their forthcoming Memphis Industries album Divine Ecstasy.
Divine Ecstasy sees Supreme Cuts further extending their productions into the worlds of house music and footwork (both historic staples of their hometown) while experimenting with pop structures. The appreciation for off-kilter time-signatures and complex phrasing that defined their debut album, Whispers In The Dark, aren’t absent but rather harnessed and disciplined, contrasted against some of the most musically approachable compositions they’ve written to date. Studying piano and citing influences as diverse as Jeremih, Herbie Hancock, and Prince, Supreme Cuts emerge from the haze of their discography with a confident stride.
stream ‘down’ below –
Contributing vocalists, including Channy from POLIÇA on the single Envision, Shy Girls, rapper Haleek Maul, and up n coming French singer Mahaut Mondino (among others), aid in delivering a fully-formed vision, a piece of art with hundreds of details to interpret both in and out of a literal context. An exercise in transcendent songwriting, the album addresses the diverse strata of human experience and interaction from the mundane to the supernatural and everything in between. The title is a reference to an infomercial in which a pastor named Peter Popoff peddles a miracle water that will deliver free money and immerse the buyer in a “divine trance”, infer from that what you will.
Supreme Cuts’ live engagement is a standout among their peers, with both members actively triggering samples and playing complimentary instruments shrouded in projected light and shadows alternately.
The band play their debut European shows in February 2014.
Dates as follows:
19th Feb 2014, Amsterdam, OT301
20th Feb 2014, London, Old Blue Last
22nd Feb 2014, Berlin, Berghain / Kantine
23rd Feb 2014, Paris, Fireworks Festival