Following on from the impact of 2011s sophomore album Glimpse. were proud to announce the release of Julien Dynes third full length album December. Stylistically a continuation of the futuristic elements hinted at on Glimpse blended with the stilted pulsing rhythms of Dynes first LP Pins and Digits December offers studies in shimmering melodies. woozy beds of rich harmonic sound. sturdy percussive backdrops. combined with RnB stabs and dense vocal harmonies.
Featuring the vocal talents of Parks, Mara T.K (Electric Wire Hustle), She’s So Rad and Dalziel (of Dear
Time’s Waste) this record contains elements of soul and left field vocals against a backdrop of futuristic
hiphop inspired beats.
Picked up by Japanese boutique label Wonderful Noise and UK heavy weights BBE, 2009’s ‘Pins & Digits’
received worldwide exposure from global tastemakers Gilles Peterson and Benji B reaching both their top
100 lists for that year. Glimpse raised the bar higher again, moving further into electronic forays and deeper
into hazy beatscapes.
‘December’ further solidifies Dyne’s vision and stature within the world of Beat Based Electronic Music.
Julien Dyne (b. Montreal /Canada) is a multi talented drummer, producer, Dj and visual Artist, best known
for his solo output on BBE records and Wonderful Noise (Japan), he also performs and records with Ladi 6
and Opossum plus has recorded with Opensouls , Fat Freddys Drop, @peace, Sola Rosa , Eru
Dangerspiel, Christoph El Truento, James Duncan , She’s So Rad and many other top New Zealand acts.
Julien attended the prestigious Red Bull Music Academy in Rome 2004, receiving private Drum tuition from
session master Bernard Purdie and learning valuable production tips from many other renowned guest
He was invited back to work with the Mizell Brothers (Jackson 5 / Donald Byrd), Theo Parrish (Sound
Signature), Steve Spacek (J Dilla / Space Invadas), Mark Pritchard ( Harmonic 313), Om’mas Keith (Sa-Ra /
Erykah Badu), Andreya Triana (Flying Lotus/ Bonobo) and others as part of the ‘A Class Of Its Own ‘
recording sessions in Cologne, Germany, 2007.
Julien’s debut solo full length album ‘Pins and Digits’ received air time and high praise from Gilles Peterson
and Benji B, featuring on both Dj’s top 100 lists of 2009. His second full length album ‘Glimpse ‘ was
released in 2011 / 2012 on BBE records worldwide and Wonderful noise records Japan (via Rhythmethod
New Zealand). Julien has toured extensively performing through out New Zealand /Australia, Europe / UK
and has recently finished a 9 date solo tour of Japan.
Julien is also an accomplished visual artist, he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of
Auckland 2002 , his work has been exhibited through out New Zealand and has featured in publications
such as Art New Zealand , Art News and in the Book , ‘Seen This Century’, 100 Contemporary New Zealand
Artists a collectors Guide, By Warwick Brown.
KEY SELLING POINTS:
? Julien Dyne’s album ‘December ‘ is his third LP and best work yet
? Featured vocalists on ‘December ‘ include Parks (Ladi6) , Mara TK (Electric Wire Hustle) ,
Jeremy Toy (She’s So Rad) , Dalziel (Dear Time’s Waste)
? Julien attended the prestigious Red Bull Music Academy in Rome in 2004 ,where he received
private drum tuition from funk legend Bernard Purdie he was invited back to participate in the ‘A
class of its own’ recording sessions with the Mizell Brothers (Jackson 5/ Donald Byrd), Om’mas
Keith (Sa-Ra Creative Partners ), Theo Parrish (Detroit legend), Mark Pritchard (Harmonic
313/Africa Hitech), Steve Spacek (Africa Hitech/Space Invadas /J Dilla), Black Spade, Andreya
Triana (Flying Lotus) and others in Cologne Germany 2007
? Julien has recorded as a drummer/ musician on albums by Fat Freddy’s Drop, Ladi6,
Opensouls, Nathan Haines, Wild Bill Ricketts, @peace, and many other well known New
Zealand artists. He has also worked as a producer / beat maker for Opensouls and Ladi 6
? Julien has performed solo sets worldwide in places such as Berlin, Tokyo, Miyazaki, Kumamoto,
Vienna, Oslo, Osaka, Auckland, Wellington, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and more
? Julien Dyne’s debut album on BBE ‘Pins and Digits’ received airplay from legendary taste maker
BBC Djs Gilles Peterson and Benji B, and was included in both DJ’s top 100 tunes for 2009
Juliens sophomore album ‘glimpse ‘ also featured on Benji B’s show in 2012
? Julien plays drums for soul Legend Ladi6 and has performed throughout Europe, Asia and
Australasia and The Pacific Islands. Highlight shows include supporting the late Gil Scott Heron
and soul star Erykah Badu, other notible shows include festivals The Big Chill and Glastonbury
in the UK, Donauinselfest Vienna and Fat Freddy’s Drop support slots
(added: 2013-12-05 11:04:26 )