Dorian Concept has shared "J Buyers," the latest single taken from is forthcoming The Nature of Imitation album.
Born Oliver Thomas Johnson, the self-taught keyboardist and producer first caught the attention of the Brainfeeder crew in its infancy when head honcho Flying Lotus discovered Dorian Concept’s MySpace profile and included a remix in his debut Essential Mix (2008). Dorian Concept went on to tour with FlyLo’s live band, appeared at some of Brainfeeder’s earliest international label nights in 2009, and released a string of EPs and albums for Kindred Spirits imprint Nod Navigators, Affine, and Ninja Tune—as well as remixing Taylor McFerrin, contributing production to Thundercat’s The Golden Age of Apocalypse, and playing keys on Flying Lotus’ Cosmogramma.
The record takes inspiration from multi-generational eclecticism (‘60s jazz, ‘70s fusion, ‘80s neo prog-rock, ‘90s electronica). We're told that Dorian Concept sought to replicate “modern” music elements with old-fashioned methods, live-playing, and hand-recording deceptively digital sounds in service of a tongue-in-cheek “parody of nostalgia." He produced the record largely in 2016 and 2017.
"J Buyers" finds Dorian Concept with one eye on the dancefloor, controlling the chaos at his fingertips as aptly demonstrated on the latest in a string of live “fooling around” videos where he teased a live version of "J Buyers" on social media (amassing over 50k views in less than 24 hours).
The Nature of Imitation is out digitally on August 3, the CD drops on August 17, and the vinyl LP follows on September 14. Meanwhile, you can stream "J Buyers" via the player below.