I had to stay overnight in London last night and then had a short trip to a venue with some colleagues, so no real time for music. So today I am going to go for a track from an ep I actually played through heavily the night before, as I lay in my hotel room.
The ep was only released yesterday on the I & XII label which is a new label set up by Gabriel Conti the man behind the previously excellent BlckShp Records and whose solo stuff we have featured before. Don't Be Shy is actually the second release on the label, following the lovely Club Hats track Slimfly, and is the first solo outing from 17 year old French Dj and producer Alex Autajon (the release sees I & XII tie up with the French label Seventeen Records).
It's a fantastic ep of crisp, beautiful electronica, really fresh sounding, not crowded, letting the keys/synths and beats breathe. At times it goes into that almost retro, electronic sound of someone like Com Truise, with chill elements and vocal bending of a toned down Cashmere Cat. Fantastic stuff and hard to pick one track, but I have gone for the beautiful "Louise". Follow through to Soundcloud to pick it up. Really excited to hear more from Autajon and I & XII.