Brighton dance collective Kudu Blue release their infectious new single ‘Mountain Song’ today alongside news of a run of UK and European shows this March supporting buzzy Canadian electronic duo Tennyson. 

Kudu Blue say: “We’ve been listening to these guys for years now. We went to watch both their sets when they played in Brighton at The Great Escape last year.“ they say “They make music that’s unlike anything else and we’re well excited to be joining them on tour.” 

Kudu Blue’s fresh hypnotic new single  ‘Mountain Song’ is the second track to be taken from their forthcoming EP ‘Auras’, to be released May 24th

‘Mountain Song’ is ripe with a glowing fusion of synths, bass and hypnotic beats threaded with soulful vocals which embody hands-aloft, dancefloor filling refrains. It exudes the same progressive energy as Massive Attack’s trip hop masterpiece ‘Unfinished Sympathy’, reminiscent of the burgeoning early ‘90s sounds of trip hop and dance music, where classic sounds fused with urban roots. 

‘Auras’, the first single from their forthcoming EP, recently gained support from UK tastemakers including BBC Introducing, Lauren Laverne, BBC 6 Music Recommends, Jamz Supernova/BBC 1Xtra, Mixmag and The Line of Best Fit, the band has revealed a little about the making of ‘Mountain Song’.  

Citing Floating Points and Bonobo as creative influences; Clem explains how ‘Mountain Song’was the first track composed by the band bringing their dance sensibilities to the fore. “The title of the song came about in rehearsals. When we were playing it, it was dynamic and full of energy,” she says. “We were all so exhilarated we felt like we’d taken a hike to the top of Ben Nevis. The song itself felt like a mountain, so we called it ‘Mountain Song’.”

 ‘Mountain Song’ is ripe with a glowing fusion of synths, bass and hypnotic beats threaded with soulful vocals which embody hands-aloft, dancefloor filling refrains. It exudes the same progressive energy as Massive Attack’s trip hop masterpiece ‘Unfinished Sympathy’, reminiscent of the burgeoning early ‘90s sounds of trip hop and dance music, where classic sounds fused with urban roots. 

 ‘Auras’, the first single from their forthcoming EP, recently gained support from UK tastemakers including BBC Introducing, Lauren Laverne, BBC 6 Music Recommends, Jamz Supernova/BBC 1Xtra, Mixmag and The Line of Best Fit, the band has revealed a little about the making of ‘Mountain Song’.  

Citing Floating Points and Bonobo as creative influences; Clem explains how ‘Mountain Song’was the first track composed by the band bringing their dance sensibilities to the fore. “The title of the song came about in rehearsals. When we were playing it, it was dynamic and full of energy,” she says. “We were all so exhilarated we felt like we’d taken a hike to the top of Ben Nevis. The song itself felt like a mountain, so we called it ‘Mountain Song’.”

Channelling all the grit and glory of the UK club scene before – and into – the noughties, Kudu Blue’s ‘Mountain Song’ depicts nostalgia through a contemporary lens. It’s not only a refreshing take on the dance and urban music of today, but it’s an inspired realisation of the origins which made that music so exciting.

Kudu Blue UK and European Tour Dates

16th Feb – The Louisiana, Bristol (Cub Sport support)

20th Feb – Moth Club, London (Loyal support)

23rd Feb – Patterns, Brighton (Joel Culpepper support)

14th March – Lille Vega, Copenhagen (Tennyson support)

15th March – Berghain/Kantine, Berlin (Tennyson support)

17th March – Hydrozagadka, Warsaw (Tennyson support)

21st March – Le Pop-Up du Label, Paris (Tennyson support)

23rd March – Hoxton Bar & Kitchen, London (Tennyson support) 

24th March – The Sound House, Dublin (Tennyson support)

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