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  • Filed under: MP3
  • 11/16/2010

First Listen

Egyptrixx "Chrysalis Records (feat. Trust)"

Full-length records coming from DJ/producers with a distinct focus on the dancefloor and no more than a handful of remixes and EPs under their belt are relatively few and far between, so when one surfaces—especially an album from a fresh tunesmith of notable caliber—it's best you take notice. With that in mind, next year will see the release of the debut long-player from Toronto-based musicmaker Egyptrixx, the ten-song Bible Eyes. UK bass hub Night Slugs, which also dropped his excellent The Only Way Up EP, will bring the project to fruition on February 9, but before then, we get our first taste of Bible Eyes from the heartfelt "Chrysalis Records." Named after the now-defunct imprint that once hosted luminaries like Blondie, Gang Starr, and Sinéad O'Connor, Egyptrixx's new single flaunts woozy synths and a subtle crunch within its evolved pop format—sounding not unlike the vintage media released back in the UK label's heyday. Singer Maya of Canadian band Trust threatens to steal the spotlight from the lush instrumental with her simple-yet-intimate vocal delivery, an unlikely pairing that works in subtle, affective ways. You can check out the full tracklist for Bible Eyes, and watch a slick video for album opener "Start From the Beginning," after the jump.

1 “Start From The Beginning”
2 “Bible Eyes”
3 “Chrysalis Records (feat. Trust)”
4 “Liberation Front”
5 “Naples”
6 “Rooks Theme”
7 “Recital (A Version)”
8 “Fuji Club (feat. Trust)”
9 “Barely”
10 “Recital (B Version)”

Average: 8.3 (115 votes)
 
 

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