LISTEN: Star of last year's Body & Soul festival, Kormac, releases brand new single
Up and up for Kormac.
Irish producer Kormac first earned praise with his debut album, described by Noisey as a “melodic bustle of jazz and hip hop, mashed together… from years of dedicated crate-digging”.
His artistic crosshairs changed with sophomore album ‘Doorsteps’ where Kormac set about making his own organic bank of source material.
The pursuit led him to work with Micah P. Hinson, Speech Debelle, and Bonobo vocalist Bajka; which gives you some indication of Kormac’s pliability.
For, the spoken word mash up ‘Another Screen’, Kormac recruited legendary Scottish novelist Irvine Welsh, the author of And, Trainspotting, Filth, The Acid House and Porno.
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New track ‘I Believe’ is one of a plethora of new material that Kormac has been writing in his Dublin studio over the last year and tees up his next phase of releases.
Never one to be pigeonholed, his new work offers a broad palette of sounds that are as good at home or in the car as on the dancefloor. Amongst the funk beats and dancing piano melody of ‘I Believe’, we’re told that the track takes influence from spiritual jazz and old gospel recordings.
In the artist’s own words “we really tried to make all the elements sound like they were in a small, wooden church, from the choir's clapping to the beaten up, old piano.”
‘I Believe’ was initially written as a closing tune for the AV show that Kormac has been touring but such was the reaction that he decided it needed to be released; yet another indicator that this is truly an artist at the top of his game.