Harvey Sutherland Shares New Single Featuring Jace XL
"Something In The Water", a new single from producer, DJ and funk synthesist Harvey Sutherland, is out today on his label Clarity Recordings. Featuring vocals from Melbourne soul singer Jace XL, the track draws from a need to find hope and life among dire environmental warning signs.
In a world of widening extremes, plastic fills the oceans, an insect apocalypse threatens the delicate balance of natural ecosystems and a million dead fish rise from the depths of the Murray-Darling Basin. Dread and hopelessness come naturally in the face of these overwhelming crises, but optimism still manages to persist.
Harvey Sutherland's rolling samba keeps a relentless pace, punctuated with a loping gospel mantra - they say there's something in the water - delivered by Jace XL, whose past credits include live and studio recordings with Hiatus Kaiyote; backing vocals for Sampa the Great; and Sacrifice, a 2016 EP with Silent Jay released on Rhythm Section International.
A full digital single including new versions of these tracks will be released March 29th, 2019
The vibrant artwork for this release, designed by Melbourne artist Nicko Phillips, captures the dream of creating - and protecting - the last vestiges of Earth, and growing afresh a spiritual oasis amid the carnage.
"Something In The Water" is the first single from Harvey Sutherland's new studio band, which comprises long-time drummer Graeme Pogson, percussionist Phil Binotto and bassist Luke Hodgson. It was recorded and produced at Harvey Sutherland's velour-lined recording studio that might just come in handy as a survival bunker when the approaching apocalypse hits Melbourne's inner-northern suburbs.
Harvey Sutherland is a producer, DJ and funk synthesist from Melbourne. After steadily making a name for himself amongst Australia's bubbling electronic underground, Mike Katz began to make international waves in 2013 with a series of successful 12" records under his nom de plume. Blending a broad array of crate-digging influences, his initial EPs have already been championed by international tastemakers like Gilles Peterson, Jamie xx, Disclosure, The Black Madonna and Pete Tong. Sold-out shows with his impeccable live band followed around the world - including Glastonbury Festival, Nuits Sonores, Meredith Music Festival, Splendour In The Grass and Freedom Time - alongside some unique side-projects: he recently performed an original cinematic disco suite alongside the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, as well as directing an east coast Australian tour with an 11-piece band in support of New York Boogie icon Leroy Burgess.
"Something In The Water" Full Digital Release OUT March 29th.
Listen to "Something In The Water" HERE