New Label New Music : Untold’s 2014 Roundup
2014 was a landmark year for Untold, as he released his critically acclaimed debut album ‘Black Light Spiral’, began performing live for the first time and gave away his ‘Echo In The Valley’ ambient mixtape at the years close.
‘The apocalypse never sounded so appealing’ was how SPIN described ‘Black Light Spiral’ whilst awarding it their album of the month with a 9/10 review, which proceeded equally positive reviews from Pitchfork (7.6/10), Resident Advisor (4/5), Mixmag (8/10) and more – following this, the album also featured high on the end of year lists from FACT (23rd) and Crack Magazine (16th) amongst others.
To coincide with the album release Untold also debuted his first ever live show, playing across Europe, North and South America and Asia for such iconic promoters and venues such as Berghain, Bloc, Dekmantel, Output and more. Towards the end of 2014 Untold released ‘That Horn Track’ on Bleep / Warp backed with a Marcel Dettman remix after the track became a stand out on the previous Bleep:10 compilation and warranted its own release.
2015 has already seen Untold release his first dance floor 12” of the year in ‘Doff’ which sold out in a matter of days. As he plans to release his follow up album before the end of the year he’s reimagined his live show and will be launching it across the UK, North America and Japan in the first half of 2015.
Selected Recent Discography
Doff / Phive – Hemlock Black
Released: Jan 2015
That Horn Track – Bleep / Warp Records
Released: Oct 2014
Black Light Spiral – Hemlock Recordings
Released: Feb 2014
Red Bull Music Academy lecture (Tokyo, Sep 2014)
Untold releases a suprise album ‘Echo in The Valley’
Shortly followed by debut LP ‘Black Light Spiral‘, the Hemlock artist has released a surprise album entitled ‘Echo In The Valley’.
The physical release of Echo In The Valley is limited to 100 wooden USB keys containing WAV files for “a cryptic suite of modular extractions” and arrives in a “hand-finished box, oil stamped, tied with leather rope, lined with hand-cut Welsh slate.
The album is available now as an hour-long mixtape to stream or download.
The album has had support from RA, XLR8R ,FACT and Kmag.
Untold video interview
Following his show in Rennes earlier this month (selling out 500 tickets in advance), Jack Dunning hooked up with The Drone to give an in depth interview towards his own music, production style and the progression of dubstep.
And following on from the release of ‘Black Light Spiral’, Untold has remixed ‘Bleeding Colours’ from Perc’s Remix EP, and features a track on Bleep’s 10th anniversary compilation. Have a listen below.
Littlebig welcomes Untold
Following the release of his debut album ‘Black Light Spiral’ via his Hemlock Recordings imprint, Littlebig are proud to represent Untold- a figurehead of the UK underground scene.
From his fomiddable releases for Hessle Audio, R&S and Clone, to releasing artists such as Mount Kimbie, Cosmin TRG, J Tijn, Ramadanman and James Blake on his Hemlock and Pennyroyal labels, Untold’s credentials as a club tastemaker are undisputed. As both a DJ and live performer (with his all new modular live show), Jack draws on his past experiences in Jungle and Hardcore, his ground breaking work in bass music and his more recent forays into 4×4, to mark a seminal point in his career- delivering on his mission to break new ground with each step.