London based electronic duo Wayward return with their ‘Alexandra EP’ on Silver Bear Recordings, which features two new tracks Alexandra and Tapestry, including remixes from Man Power and Hammer. Take a listen to Tapestry via Soundcloud below.
A continuation of their recently acclaimed EP ‘Orissa’ released in April, the duo introduce new analogue driven sounds and draw inspiration from their experiences and travels in the summer of 2016. “After playing Alexandra at our shows over the last 6 months, it’s been a highlight in our sets and it felt like the right follow up to the Orissa EP,” they explain.
The duo go on to detail the EP: “Alexandra came about through a Friday night fork in a road, to go to out partying or stay in the studio. The urge to make a tune was stronger in the end and we ended up producing ‘Alexandra’ that night. To our friend Alex – sorry we didn’t make it to your party but we named a track after you instead. Tapestry was the first track we made on the DSI Tempest, which we recently purchased. It took about 4 hours to make and then it sat inside the machine for a good few months. Something about the rawness of the drums and the naivety of the sounds that comes from not really knowing how to use the machine properly yet brought a unique vibe to the track. To have Man Power on the remix is very special for us. After witnessing his performance first hand at panorama bar we both became fans instantly, its great to have him involved and for him to do such a sterling job!”
The previous EP ‘Orissa’ marked a triumphant return for Wayward with XLR8R describing it as a “textured production with well-chosen vocal chops and chunky, rolling beats”.
Wayward have had a multitude of coverage including Pitchfork, Mixmag and Noisey. They’ve clocked up over 6 million streams online being supported on the airwaves by the likes of Annie Mac, Gilles Peterson, Monki, Moxie and Rob da Bank. This success has transcended onto the road with tour support highlights including Carl Cox, Marco Corola, Gaslamp Killer and Maribou State with festival appearances from Glastonbury to SXSW via Space Ibiza and Fabric Room 1. Recent remixes include Toothless & Alice Jemima.
3. Alexandra (Man Power Remix)
4. Alexandra (Hammer Remix)
‘Alexandra EP’ will be available digitally via Silver Bear Recordings.