TURTLE Announces New EP ‘Colours‘
Out 11th May On Beatnik Creative
“A thing of beauty” – BBC Radio 1 Introducing
“Amazing” – Gilles Peterson
“Stunning” – iD
“Your new music obsession” – DIY
“Fans of Jon Hopkins electronics should take note” – Mixmag
Glaswegian producer and songwriter Jon Cooper aka Turtle announces the release of his 2nd EP ‘Colours‘, out 11th May on Beatnik Creative, along with a brand new track ‘Silent Weapons‘, which premiered today on Mahogany.
‘Silent Weapons’ layers subtle beats with soft vocal and melodic beauty, climaxing with an atmospheric build reminiscent of his earlier work with ‘Lavender‘; an instrumental hit which peaked at #2 in the Hype Machine popular chart. With over 100k streams, and incredible amounts of blog coverage, Turtle fans will be pleased to hear ‘Lavender’ also features on the EP, along with title track ‘Colours‘ and two brand new songs ‘The Floor‘ and ‘Us‘.
Listen To ‘Silent Weapons‘:
With two of the five EP tracks straight-up instrumental and the other three featuring vocal, the release is a perfect example of Cooper’s diverse ability as a beat maker as much as a singer/songwriter.
Debut EP ‘Who Knows’ saw Cooper unify critics and gain comparisons with the likes of
Jon Hopkins, SOHN and Thom Yorke, including being championed heavily by the likes of Lauren Laverne, Gilles Peterson, Nemone and Steve Lamacq BBC 6 Music, Huw Stephens BBC Radio 1.
Since his debut Cooper has been busy reworking acts such as Lyla Foy, Phoria and Khushi, earning him a sterling reputation as a remixer, with tastemaker blog Gold Flake Paint refering to his remixes as “the most impressive we’ve heard in 2014.”
Turtle’s second EP Colours is due out 11th May 2015 via Beatnik Creative (Palace & Eliza Shaddad).
EP tracklisting as follows: