We spoke to electronic artist Attaque about a few tracks he can’t get enough of in the midst of the release of brand new single ‘Now I’m Gone’.
Attaque is an electronic artist whose exhilarating experiments with genre, rhythm and songwriting have seen him tipped for big things by The Guardian, Q, NME and Radio 1. His dance singles, melding two-step garage, minimal house and techno, have been championed by Tiga and Erol Alkan, while his first album, 2014’s On Ly Ou came decorated in beguiling details, twinkling bells and vocals, hinting at influences from Burial to Pantha Du Prince and Mogwai.
Brand new track ‘Now I’m Gone’ features rising Bristol singer/producer Sola and is accompanied by a stunning deep tech remix courtesy of Frankfurt deep-house master Lauer. Over a stop start synth laden rattle, guest vocalist Sola sings a lovelorn paean to a disintegrated relationship over intricate layers of synth melody, buzzing bass and heavy drums.
We caught up with Attaque to find out about a few tracks that he’s digging right now.
Ejeca – Find Me (Addison Groove)
This remix by Addison Groove does everything a great club record should do, it’s gritty, bouncy, hooky and makes me want to be dance in a sweaty basement.
DJ Koze – Pick Up
I love love love this track by DJ Koze, he’s always made really interesting records which work at home and in a club. This have a real cool Roule vibe to it. It feels like French house from the 90’s with a really cool uplifting vibe.
Christopher Port – Find A Way
Love how this starts off really stripped down and groovy then opens up and builds into a big emotive tear jerker. Totally the sound I’m digging right now.
Rufus Du Sol – Underwater
Rufus Du Sol have been a big inspiration recently, I love how poppy it is but without compromising anything. His voice over these huge 80’s synth stabs get me every time.
Blank Mass – Please
I can’t get enough of this, the production is so fucking good, it’s the stuff of nightmares, so gritty and dark, I guess it must tap into the darker side of our unconscious as something this dark shouldn’t be so pleasing.