DIVA Reveals Identity, Announces New Label
Journey back with us for a moment to just over one year ago, when XLR8R included a little-known anonymous producer named DIVA in our list of new artists to watch, a decision we made more or less based on one exciting EP released at the end of 2012 via the solid New Kanada label. Call us overeager or call us too forward-thinking, DIVA unfortunately remained quiet throughout 2013, but that silence is now over. The producer has unveiled himself as Matt Didemus, half of Canadian synth-pop duo Junior Boys, and announced that he'll soon inaugurate his own label with a compilation featuring the first new music from DIVA since 2012.
Called Obsession, Didemus' label aims to "explore the outer reaches of visceral club music, equal parts dancefloor introspection and sonic extrospection," according to a press release. Its first record will be a sampler featuring tracks from Iron Galaxy & Sexlife, Yør, Primitive World, and DIVA himself, and is scheduled to drop in "early March." We currently have no other details on the release, but we do have a clip of DIVA's upcoming contribution, a clattering and mechanical cut of techno called "Judas," which can be heard below.