NEW VIDEO FOR “AFTERGLOW” / “FEEL INFINITE” DIRECTED BY
MAURIÈS MATOS ( MELISSA MATOS AND EMMANUEL MAURIÈS RINFRET)
DEBUT ALBUM, FEEL INFINITE, FROM JUNO NOMINATED MONTREAL ARTIST JACQUES GREENE DUE OUT MARCH 10 (DIGITAL) / MARCH 24 (VINYL)
VIA ARTS & CRAFTS
NORTH AMERICAN DATES WITH SUICIDEYEAR BEGIN APRIL 4
"..a love letter to Montreal club culture" - Montreal Gazette
“...a fine example of someone honing their craft without abandoning their sound” - Exclaim!
“...dancefloor-friendly percussion, enveloping melody, and compelling snatches of manipulated vox” - The FADER
PHOTO CREDIT : Mathieu Fortin /// DOWNLOAD HIGH-RES
Jacques Greene’s forthcoming debut album Feel Infinite, due out via Arts & Crafts on March 10 (digital) / March 24 (vinyl) is an homage to a utopian idea of club culture; inspired by those vocal gestures and moments of human emotion cut throughout the history of dance music. “I want [the record] to be celebratory of all that we feel and do and experience” says the Montreal born and raised producer. “I really try to make music that connects people and speaks to the things that bring us together.”
With “Afterglow”, directors Mauriès Matos present an impressionistic love story. An unwavering celebration of youth and the discovery in a nightclub - a pure environment to get lost within. Shot on 16mm film following a local cast of real club-kids in parties and studios throughout Greene’s beloved Montreal, Mauriès Matos have created an evocative watercolour of the liberated art spaces dance music was designed to serve. “Afterglow” / “Feel Infinite” features a recital taken from the Montreal-based writer and futurist Arthur Kroker’s book Spasm - the cult 90s fiction piece about virtual reality. The film closes with the first sample of the album’s title track “Feel Infinite”.
“How does music connect us with something outside ourselves,” says Melissa Matos. “How can we capture that very specific stillness and euphoria?” Melissa Matos and Emmanuel Mauriès Rinfret collaborated with Jacques Greene the majority of the artist’s music videos including “After Life, After Party”, “1 4 ME”, and “No Excuse.”, plus an interactive film for “On Your Side” ft. How To Dress Well. For her studio Trusst, Matos has created campaigns and projects for J.W. Anderson, Rad Hourani, SSENSE, and The Tate Modern.
Recently nominated for a JUNO Award for Dance Recording of the Year, Jacques Greene is the enigmatic, young artist who broke out of a generation of independent electronic labels Uno, 3024, Night Slugs, and LuckyMe as a genre-defining producer and DJ via 2011’s “Another Girl” – one of Pitchfork’s Songs of the Decade, 2013 favourite “On Your Side” ft. How To Dress Well as well as 2016’s club anthem and recent JUNO Award nominated track “You Can’t Deny”. Jacques Greene crafted a musical blueprint that inspired a generation who were raised at the intersection of contemporary music in the 90s: hip hop, RnB, house and techno.
At its heart, Feel Infinite is a record about the utopian idea of club culture - music about the club, as well as for the club in and of itself. Written over the course of two years, this debut album is the purest, most personal expression of the Jacques Greene sound created by the born and raised Montrealer, renowned for collaborating and remixing Tinashe, Radiohead, Sampha, and Shlohmo. Present on the record are Jacques Greene RnB vocal chops that he popularised in new club music - but here he returns to their original purpose: his own reference to Masters Of Work. Where they drew from their primary influence in disco, JG draws upon his own formative chart music.
EUROPEAN TOUR DATES
3/17/17 - Rome - Goa Club
3/18/17 - Rotterdam - Bar
3/21/17 - Copenhagen - Vega
3/23/17 - Glasgow - Center for Contemporary Arts
3/24/17 - Manchester - Soup Kitchen
3/25/17 - London - Brixton Electric
3/27/17 - Brighton, UK - Patterns
3/31/17 - Berlin - Gretchen
4/1/17 - Stockholm - Slakthuset
NORTH AMERICAN DATES WITH SUICIDEYEAR
4/4/17 - Los Angeles, CA - Resident
4/5/17 - San Francisco, CA - Swedish American Hall
4/7/17 - Seattle, WA - Barboza
4/8/17 - Portland, US - Liquor Store
4/9/17 - Vancouver, CA - Fortune Sound Club
4/12/17 - Washington, DC - Flash
4/13/17 - Brooklyn, NY - Good Room
4/14/17 - Montreal, CA - Newspeak
4/15/17 - Toronto, CA - The Velvet
Tickets : http://jacquesgreene.com/live
ARTWORK : Hassan Rahim // DOWNLOAD HIGH-RES