THE BLACK SUN
12" Vinyl UK
Ander B is a DJ, producer and live performer based in Barcelona. Originally from the Dominican Republic in Caribbean, his music is increasingly abstract, profound and packed with rhythmic trances.
The sounds he creates are based on classic house, which he melds with thick layers of Detroit and Chicago House, as well as jazz, soul, funk and disco. 'The Black Sun' is his second 12" for Czech label Beef Records, following the Delano Smith + Petre Inspirescu supported 'Outta Space' EP in 2016.
On the flip side we have remix by Lee Renacre aka 100HZ (Oblong, Bosconi). Lee Renacre has been around since early 90ties producing rather abstract odd beat infused grooves. 100HZ delivers wicked reinterpretation of the track 'Free'.
"The Black Sun arose from the concept of a world in reverse" Ander B explains. "If you find earth dull, just the same old thing, then join us. Life is possible thanks to the warmth of the sun and the cold sky. A planet which orbits a black sun is a world in reverse: the sun is cold and the sky is "hot". The difference in temperature makes life possible."
Ander B's studio is located inside the most Barcelona's beloved Discos Edison's record shop, currently owned and managed by his girlfriend, Beta Mas. Discos Edison's is also home to the late Al Matthews' record collection. Al Matthews, who passed away in September 2018, was best known for his role in 'Aliens' and was the first black radio presenter on BBC Radio one in the late seventies. He was also a recording artist and music producer and was an award-winning Gospel radio presenter for London's Capital Radio. Ander B's studio is located inside the Al Matthews Room, a space originally created inside the shop to store Matthews' precious record collection. [info from Label]