- Release Date 2015-02-02
- Label Tru Thoughts
- Catalog TRU301D
buoyant yet adventurous, subtle yet not without directness CLASH
2nd February sees the release of Jonny Faith s debut album, Sundial , following the Zheng / Slumber single, and draws on a wide range of musical influences from the past and present. Jonny has crafted his own individual sound overflowing with intricate percussion and lush, organic tones.
Originating from Edinburgh, but now based in Melbourne, Faith gained his ear for rhythm and sound as a DJ and turntablist spinning hip hop, jungle and D&B, both in the UK and Australia, for some years. After a while, like many DJs, he turned his hand to his own productions and sound. Faith s early music had a strong dub and reggae tinge, with one early single release coming under the alias Dropwise Dubs through the Sydney based Foreign Dub imprint. Although dub sensibilities and production techniques still underpin Faith s style he moved into the hip hop future beats scene with aplomb hosting both a radio show and club night in Sydney dedicated to the emerging experimental beats sounds sweeping the globe.
In 2011 Faith took this instrumental hip hop tip in his own direction with his Blue Sky on Mars EP for Civil Music. Adopting a strong, galactic, synth based theme for the project, this first offering featured sci-fi samples, futuristic beats and remixes from the likes of Ital Tek and Dizz 1.
Today, Jonny Faith s sound has grown into a warm and emotive experience summed up by his debut full length album forthcoming on Tru Thoughts. Entitled Sundial , this first LP is a rich tapestry of individual sonic threads, expertly crafted into a single form. Intended as a full, feature length work rather than throw away, standalone tracks it is one to plug in to and digest from start to finish.
Future projects from Jonny are set to expand upon his worldly, cosmic sound and incorporate even wider influence from across the universe.