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Friday, Sep 02 2016 | 04:16
Image: 1606108 Aus Music is delighted to announce the wonderful debut album There Is No Right Time from Youandewan.

1 | A1. Have The Guts
2 | A2. Be Good To Me, Poly
3 | A3. Waiting For L
4 | B1. Time To Leave (Can’t Mix)
5 | B2. 10405 (Alice)
6 | B3. Our Odyssey
7 | C1. Something Keeps Me Real Quiet
8 | C2.Left On Lucy feat. Huerta
9 | D1. Earnest Kelly
10| D2.4D Anxiety

Completing a fantastic triptych of LPs for
2016, Will Saul’s Aus Music is delighted
to announce a debut full length from
Youandewan. The Berlin based Brit’s
ten track 'There Is No Right Time' lands
in October 2016 and shows a very real
development of his deep house style.
Youandewan is Ewan Smith, a DJ
and producer who has quietly but
consistently gone about fomenting his
own tender brand of deep house. He
has been doing so since 2009 and most
recently settled on this label with tracks
that are shy but seductive, and full of
both motive and emotive forces.
This album stays true to that
narrative, but really sees the producer
finding his feet with his most
accomplished and elegant work to date.
Much of the music was sketched out
during a wintery Berlin three years ago.
Having left London, hungover from a
breakup, Smith found himself broke
and secluded in an apartment for four
months. All this lent the music he wrote
a melancholic vibe, one that nods to
the lonely nature of the job and to the
darker side of constant partying and all
that comes with it.
A swelling, expansive piece of
melodic atmospherics starts things
off, then the soft hues of some analog
chords bring a neon glow to the
weightless whirl of 'Be Good To Me,
Poly'. Soaring synths marry with a raw
drum and bass combo on 'Waiting for L',
then 'Time To Leave (Can’t Mix)' resets
to a piano laced beatdown vibe that is
willfully wallowing. '10405 (Alice)' is a
shimmering, crescendoing piece, and
from there the second half of the
album begins to take an upward and
optimistic swing through the floating,
graceful harmonies of 'Our Odyssey'.
'Something Keeps Me Real Quiet' is a
concession to the floor with its rusted
electro slither, 'Left On Lucy' calls
upon friend Huerta for a flailing bit
of hi-tek soulful house Derrick May
would be proud of, and 'Earnest Kelly'
nods to the '80s with its stomping
retrosynthesis. Finally, '4D Anxiety'
allows all pent up emotion and energy
to dissipate via a playful hip-hop jam
effortlessly tapped out on an MPC.
Essentially, this is a listening album
that proves deep house done well
needn’t be reserved for the club. It is
vulnerable and musical, and stays with
you long after it finishes playing.

– Debut full length album
- Boiler room feature & broadcast
- Support from Gilles Peterson (6 music)
- B.Traits 'Future 12' feature artist for October
- Mixmag double page feature (october issue)
- London, Paris, Strasbourg, Manchester, Leeds, Oslo, Berlin, Hamburg, Lisbon, Barcelona, Melbourne, Sydney, Osaka & Tokyo DJ dates confirmed


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