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Andy Stott : Luxury Problems

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Manchester-based DJ and producer Andy Stott found himself the recipient of much critical acclaim last year thanks to a pair of album-length EPs – We Stay Together and Passed Me By – that slowed down the BPM to near-ambient tempo and painted the already dark dub-influenced industrial techno favoured by the Modern Love label a whole new shade of black. New album Luxury Problems, out October 29, is yet another game-changer; recording for the first time with a featured singer – family friend Alison Skidmore, who taught him piano as a teenager – Stott here uses his mastery of digital processing and a few well-chosen beats to warp elegant vocals into alternately dreamy and dystopian soundscapes, scattering sparks of light through the gloom. Listen to the album’s breathy, luminescent opener “Numb” below.

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My name is Michael Dix; I'm a decade or so past being down with the kids, but to me new music never gets old. Apparently I like music that sounds like faulty kitchen appliances and ritual slaughter; really I just like what I like, whether that happens to be indie, pop, punk, hip hop, metal, electronica, Afrobeat or jazz. Follow me on Twitter @FoamHandsBlog to receive notifications of new posts and the occasional random brain-fart, and please share links wherever you can. Enjoy!

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