Stream a pair of remixes from the Dro Carey producer’s forthcoming album on Where To Now?
He might be known best for making skewed footwork as Dro Carey and leathery analog house as Tuff Sherm, but Aussie producer Eugene Ward will be releasing his first album under his given name. Called Paint En Pointe, it contains compositions selected by the producer from a series of performance collaborations with choreographer Patric Kuo over a five-month period.
Out on April 6 on UK label Where To Now?, it’s understandably less club-focused than his other material, but still manages to be one of the most inventive albums of the year so far. We’d say it sounds like a combination of Oneohtrix Point Never and Holly Herndon’s vivid synthetic environments and the rhythms of footwork, techno and grime, but that would be doing it a massive disservice.
The digital version of the album also features a pair of fantastic remixes from two FACT favourites, luminescent grime producer Murlo and bass-obsessed Aussie newcomers (and recent FACT producers to watch) Cliques. Both take Ward’s strange constructs of percussion and melody and gear them into something more club-friendly, but still equally as unique – you can hear both below.
They also come included with the tasty-looking vinyl version of the LP if you buy it from the Where To Now? store – pre-order it here.