Alex Banks drops Illuminate on Monkeytown

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  • The UK producer's debut album will see release in June.
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  • Alex Banks will release his first album, Illuminate, through Modeselektor's Monkeytown on June 2nd. Though Banks has been poking around the Brighton music scene for a while, it's only recently that he's been releasing music. He made a name for himself as a producer with a few remixes as Banks in 2012 (Andreya Triana, Bonobo and others) and as a DJ with a much-loved Solid Steel mix and his supporting role on the road with Moderat. Now, after signing to Monkeytown, he's making his proper debut with an EP and full-length coming later this spring. A press release describes the album as a contemporary house record in the vein of Maceo Plex and poppier acts like London Grammar, albeit with some glitch-hop influences (one track is described as "Art Department's deep house at a dubstep convention"). Vocalist Elizabeth Berhnholz features on three tracks, including first single "All You Could Do," which will see its own release in May backed with a remix from Monkeytown labelmate Phon.o. You can stream the single below.
    Tracklist 01. Silent Embrace feat. Elizabeth Bernholz 02. Solar 03. All You Could Do feat. Elizabeth Bernholz 04. Initiate 05. Lights 06. Phosphorus 07. A Matter of Time feat. Elizabeth Bernholz 08. Sheya 09. Hush 10. Unknown Monkeytown will release Illuminate on May 30th, 2014.