ELECTRONIC SOUL SINGER IVANUNKNOWN RELEASES DEBUT ALBUM FICKLE DIGITALLY ON DNH RECORDS
TORONTO - Ivanunknown collected a handful of Canadian electronic music producers to create the backdrop for his debut full length album, Fickle, on DNH Records, one of Canada’s longest-running electronic music labels. Middlefield, Maaskant, Murr (of LAL) and Phen Ray explore dark dub, minimal techno, throwback R&B and soul rhythms beneath Ivanunknown’s silky vocals.
“The songs aren’t about sex and money, this album is an expression of love: love for music, love for women, love for self,” says Ivanunknown.
The album features Canadian rapper Saukrates on the murky, reggae-inspired single “Make It By,” while “So Close So Far” has attracted fans like Osunlade for its slow building, futuristic sound. R2 Records label head Kyri describes the song: “Evolved soul is the simplest way to put it. It has all the heritage of what went before, with a fresh twist.”
Ivanunknown’s “Solitude” is a love song complete with old school flow and gritty hip-hop rhythms, and “Perfect Alibi,” is a tense, emotional ride, with DJ Catalist’s remix rounding out the album with pop and R&B flavours.
Ivanunknown recently released house singles with Nick Holder (“Ivan’s Burden”) and a white label version with Kansas-based producer Leonard Dstroy (“Ivan’s Burden Pt. 1”).
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