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Karen Gwyer announces new album ‘Rembo’

It’s out via Don’t Be Afraid in June

  • Words: Patrick Hinton | Photo: Jackie Dewe Mathews
  • 11 April 2017

Karen Gwyer is set to release a new album titled ‘Rembo’ through Don’t Be Afraid on June 30.

The LP channels the experimentalism and unpredictability Gwyer has become revered for in a live setting.

Speaking about the recored, she said: “I do think the dance scene right now is so rigid, and I’m not really sure why producers are seen as less desirable as DJs. Perhaps there’s a prejudice that implies that DJs are more engaged with the crowd, that they can take the vibe in the room and run with it, and I don’t really hear people say that so much about producers playing live.”

“What I’m doing is trying to challenge a certain way of thinking. I feel like, without it being said, I get treated as a warm up act for DJs. And I also feel like when I go and play, I want to disprove that notion.”

London-based fans can catch Karen Gwyer's live show at the Don’t Be Afraid showcase at Bloc on Thursday alongside DJ Bone playing as Differ-Ent, Batu, rRoxymore, MGUN, Semtek and Jayson Wynters.

Check out the interestingly titled tracklist below.

A1 Why Is There A Long Line In Front Of The Factory
A2 The Workers Are On Strike
B1 Why Don't You Make Your Bed
B2 It's Not Worth The Bother
C1 Why Does Your Father Look So Nervous
C2 He's Been Teaching Me To Drive
D1 Did You Hear The Owls Last Night
D2 Yes, But I Didn't Know They Were Owls

Patrick Hinton is Mixmag's Digital Staff Writer, follow him on Twitter

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