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Miakoda EP - Out Now

With my new release dropping on Scope's fantastic new Seven Music label this Monday, I thought perhaps I'd better attempt to indulge in some form of self promotional behaviour and tell you all how fantastic & wonderful it is, and give you as many reasons as possible why you should get up extra early on Monday morning to buy it....

It's gonna be available from all major download stores, and the files have been specially encoded so that if you download it illegally from a Sendspace link it will make your computer explode, or something....

When I sent the EP over to Scope (head honcho of Seven Music) I wasn't even particularly trying to get the tracks signed. The guy's a production hero of mine and has been for some time, and after his support and kind words for my previous releases on Urban Torque, I just thought I'd drop him a link and get some feedback. To my surprise I got a reply from him immediately, in which he explained his plans for Seven Music, and immediately offered to sign up 3 out of the 4 tracks I'd sent over. Of course I accepted immediately. Since then the label has launched, with my excitement about being an artist on Seven increasing with each of the first 3 releases. The label's music policy has been spot on from day one with Sydney Young's killer debut EP 'Lost in Philly', plus I can tell you that the next release after my 'Miakoda EP' is also gonna be very tasty indeed....

So, onto the music....

The Miakoda EP is named after a bar owned by an old friend of mine in the village of Elounda, Crete. The place is 10 feet from the sea in a particularly beautiful spot just outside the main village. At night the moon shines right into the bar area, hence the name (Miakoda is a Native American word meaning 'power of the moon'). My trip to Crete inspired almost all the tracks on this EP, and 2 out of 3 were written only a few weeks of returning from my first trip to the Island.

If 2 out of 3 tracks were inspired by that trip, then let's start off with the cuckoo in the nest, and the oldest track on the EP:

Sumsuch - Leaving Her by Sumsuch

Leaving Her was written in the Spring of 2010 after a pretty miserable winter in the UK closely followed by an utterly magical trip away staying with amazing people on a beautiful, peaceful Spanish island. I can trace the exact emotion behind this track- it's precisely the moment you find yourself sitting on a plane waiting for take-off to return home, with every fibre in your being begging you never to leave.

Sumsuch - Ursa Major by Sumsuch

Ursa Major is, as the title suggests, simply inspired by a bit of star gazing. If you've not spent time staring at the stars recently I would urge you to. And not a quick fleeting 'oh yeah, they're pretty' kind of look. I mean really look, and feel whatever you need to feel at that moment....

Elounda Morning (Snippet) by Sumsuch

Waking up in Elounda is just perfect, it's such a sleepy and relaxing place. You tend to care about hangovers less when you can dip into the warm sea, go for a little walk about and settle down somewhere by the water for a greek coffee and maybe an L&M cigarette....

Finally, below is the daddy- a remix by South West Seven, who also happen to be the brains behind the excellent Seven Music:



So in conclusion, buying my record won't make you sexier, more successful or fight the seven signs of ageing. However, here's what a few cool, succesful young looking DJs are saying about the EP:

"Sumsuch on good form here, a lovely melodic journey. Will support on radio and club play is guaranteed :)" - Jody Wisternoff

"Leaving Her is great 7/10" - Jacques Renault "Magnificent!!" - Julian Moore (Stereo Lab, Singapore)

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