The Clareman takes the original’s feature guests Rusangano Family and Senita (Lakerama, Shookrah) and brings some fresh energy to the original. This tune slayed at Body & Soul so catch Bantum and Another Love Story and Electric Picnic in the next month.
Cork producer Ruairi Lynch aka Bantum is back with news of the followup to his 2013 debut album Legion.
Move, will be released this Friday digitally and features guest appearances from Rusangano Family, CC Brez, Senita and Farah Elle. Bantum’s recent collaboration with Loah, ‘Take It’ also features.
‘Feel Your Rhythm’ is an alchemic result of a three-way collaboration between Lynch, singer Senita Appiakorang (Shookrah, Lakerama) and Rusangano Family’s God Knows and MuRli.
The album is the result of two years work. Of the process, Ruairi says:
“I wrote the first line of the title track – “Move” – nearly 2 years ago. The arrangement came quickly but I had a sound in my head that I couldn’t quite get, so it was scrapped. I had to relearn a thing or two. After some exploration I found another sound in mind. This became “Take It” with Loah, which also sparked the idea for “Voodoo Sweat” with CC Brez and Louize Carroll. “Pacing” also came from those sessions, taking direct inspiration from the late Conor Walsh (who the song is dedicated to) and Jon Hopkins.
Farah Elle came on the recommendation of her brother, and within 2 days of sending her the track we had “Feel It Out”. A chance trip to London led me to Adam Townsend, otherwise known as Weisman. A shared appreciation of all things Moderat/Thom Yorke led me to send him the demo that would eventually become “Already There”. “Feel Your Rhythm” was a track I had initially worked on with Senita, but it needed more. God Knows from Rusangano Family insisted I send on any ideas, and this was the one.
Now, the first track I started became the last one to finish. On the insistence of a friend I dug out that first scrapped instrumental and reworked it. I didn’t really expect to have this bunch of songs, let alone one or two. I have my friends to thank for that. “
Bantum – Move Tracklisting
Feel Your Rhythm [feat. Rusangano Family & Senita]
Daithí’s second single of 2013 after ‘Chamelon Life’ continues his ascent into what should be a great 2014 for the Galway house-pop musician. For the video for ‘Case Closed’, Senita and Daithí appear in front of greenscreened visuals by you guessed it, Feel Good Lost.
The single is out this Friday the same night Daithí plays Sense @ The Academy where he’ll be joined on-stage by all his singer collaborators so far: Senita, Elaine Mai, Liza Flume, Raye and a serious lighting setup. You can win tickets in this week’s gig guide.
Daithí’s had an amazing year on the home front. He’s played a lot of festivals and gigs around the country touring his unique loopstation and fiddle-based setup and a set which is a banging mix of pop, house, dance music. He’s really developed into a 21st century Irish pop musician, one that is equally comfortable playing an instrument as he is pushing buttons to make music, as well as being versed enough in the deeper more underground elements of music to draw from in his live sets.
‘Case Closed’ is one of the tracks that will be familiar to anyone who has caught a live set from Daithí this year. Featuring the big soul vocal talent of Cork-based singer Senita Appiakorang, the tune, produced by Young Wonder’s Ian Ring, is a big garage house number that, along with ‘Chameleon Life’ states the case for a bigger breakout in 2014.
Daithí plays the Academy, Dublin on December 21st and the show will feature vocalists Elaine Mai, Liza Flume, Raye and Senita.