JACQUES GREENE SHARES VIDEO FOR “DO IT WITHOUT YOU” FROM UPCOMING LP

WATCH AND SHARE “DO IT WITHOUT YOU” DIRECTED BY MATHIEU FORTIN

DAWN CHORUS OUT OCTOBER 18 VIA ARTS & CRAFTS

PERFORMANCE DATES BEGIN OCTOBER 17

PRE-ORDER DAWN CHORUS HERE

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Video Still from “Do It Without You”

Today, Jacques Greene is sharing the new Mathieu Fortin video for “Do It Without You”, the first single from his upcoming LP, Dawn Chorus, out October 18 via Arts & Crafts.

WATCH AND SHARE “DO IT WITHOUT YOU” HERE

A bold step forward, Dawn Chorus is also Greene’s most collaborative project to date, featuring additional production and instrumentation from film composer Brian Reitzell (Lost In Translation), cello by London’s Oliver Coates, additional production from Clams Casino and original vocal contributions from ambient artist Julianna Barwick, rapper Cadence Weapon and singers Ebhoni and Rochelle Jordan, all sampled, processed and stitched back into the album. 

If Greene’s 2017 debut album, Feel Infinite, was the soundtrack to a dream pregame – amping you up to lose yourself in the club – then Dawn Chorus resides in the post-rave reflective moment. A time of heightened sensuality and latent possibility. 

Greene approached the making of Dawn Chorus as if he were a band. He lived in the studio for five months this past winter – half the time at home in Toronto, the other half in Hudson Mohawke’s studio in L.A. – and wrote these songs in a sprint to capture this chapter in his life. Ten years into the game and not yet in his thirties, his perspective on the value of dance music and where it rests with his daily life and inspiration bare out on this album. While samples played a big part in his early output, his creative process for Dawn Chorus revolved around recording a stellar cast of musicians, arranging new parts. 

To craft the sound of the record, he thought about the artists he held dear and researched the gear they used as a means of being in dialogue with their emotional tenor. Some of the gear he sourced included the delay that My Bloody Valentine was renowned for, as well as a compressor used by French Touch producers Alan Braxe and Fred Falke. Working with mix engineer Joel Ford (of Ford & Lopatin), he created a rule book for the album’s sonics that saw each part, from the drums to the pads, be processed in a specific way, through guitar pedals and outboard equipment.

PRE-ORDER DAWN CHORUS HERE

Dawn Chorus opens with “Serenity”, an all-back-to-mine breaks tune that Greene describes as “a weird, euphoric take on Chemical Brothers.” “Night Service” is a neon-lit hip house anthem helmed by Canadian rapper Cadence Weapon, who drapes a love letter to the club around Greene’s acid-dipped synths. Elsewhere, “Distance” blends ambient textures with sampled birdsong and the snaking lines of Oliver Coates’s cello.

Now 29, Greene has been making music “about the club” for over a decade. His sound could be described as an emotional haze, in that its balance of sonic elements work to illuminate the overlapping feelings that lie between the familiar binaries. Outside of his own releases, Greene has explored his relationship with the club in a variety of contexts, from remixing Radiohead to producing for Katy B and Tinashe and touring with The xx. 

He will tour Dawn Chorus in Europe and North America this fall  with a stop in Montreal on October 26. Full dates can be found below.

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ARTWORK CREDIT: Hassan Rahim // DOWNLOAD HIGH-RES

DAWN CHORUS TRACKLIST
1. Serenity 
2. Drop Location
3. Do It Without You
4. Night Service
5. Sel
6. Let Go
7. For Love
8. Sibling
9. Whenever
10. Understand
11. Distance
12. Stars

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Photo Credit : Mathieu Fortin // DOWNLOAD HIGH-RES

TOUR DATES
Oct 17 - Berlin, DE @ Burg Schnabel
Oct 18 - London, UK @ St. Pancras Old Church (Sold Out)
Oct 18 - Manchester, UK @ Warehouse Project (DJ set) (late show)
Oct 19 - London, UK @ Five Miles (DJ Set)
Oct 23 - Brooklyn, NY @ National Sawdust
Oct 25 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
Oct 26 - Montreal, QC @ Ausgang

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JACQUES GREENE ANNOUNCES NEW LP, DAWN CHORUS, SHARES LEAD SINGLE

DAWN CHORUS OUT OCTOBER 18 VIA ARTS & CRAFTS

LISTEN AND SHARE “DO IT WITHOUT YOU” HERE

PERFORMANCE DATES BEGIN OCTOBER 17

PRE-ORDER DAWN CHORUS HERE

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Photo Credit : Mathieu Fortin // DOWNLOAD HIGH-RES

Today, Jacques Greene is proud to announce Dawn Chorus, the new album out October 18 via Arts & Crafts, and shares the lead single, “Do It Without You”.

LISTEN AND SHARE “DO IT WITHOUT YOU” HERE

A bold step forward, Dawn Chorus is also Greene’s most collaborative project to date, featuring additional production and instrumentation from film composer Brian Reitzell (Lost In Translation), cello by London’s Oliver Coates, additional production from Clams Casino and original vocal contributions from ambient artist Julianna Barwick, rapper Cadence Weapon and singers Ebhoni and Rochelle Jordan, all sampled, processed and stitched back into the album. 

If Greene’s 2017 debut album, Feel Infinite, was the soundtrack to a dream pregame – amping you up to lose yourself in the club – then Dawn Chorus resides in the post-rave reflective moment. A time of heightened sensuality and latent possibility. 

Greene approached the making of Dawn Chorus as if he were a band. He lived in the studio for five months this past winter – half the time at home in Toronto, the other half in Hudson Mohawke’s studio in L.A. – and wrote these songs in a sprint to capture this chapter in his life. Ten years into the game and not yet in his thirties, his perspective on the value of dance music and where it rests with his daily life and inspiration bare out on this album. While samples played a big part in his early output, his creative process for Dawn Chorus revolved around recording a stellar cast of musicians, arranging new parts. 

To craft the sound of the record, he thought about the artists he held dear and researched the gear they used as a means of being in dialogue with their emotional tenor. Some of the gear he sourced included the delay that My Bloody Valentine was renowned for, as well as a compressor used by French Touch producers Alan Braxe and Fred Falke. Working with mix engineer Joel Ford (of Ford & Lopatin), he created a rule book for the album’s sonics that saw each part, from the drums to the pads, be processed in a specific way, through guitar pedals and outboard equipment.

PRE-ORDER DAWN CHORUS HERE

Dawn Chorus opens with “Serenity”, an all-back-to-mine breaks tune that Greene describes as “a weird, euphoric take on Chemical Brothers.” “Night Service” is a neon-lit hip house anthem helmed by Canadian rapper Cadence Weapon, who drapes a love letter to the club around Greene’s acid-dipped synths. Elsewhere, “Distance” blends ambient textures with sampled birdsong and the snaking lines of Oliver Coates’s cello.

Now 29, Greene has been making music “about the club” for over a decade. His sound could be described as an emotional haze, in that its balance of sonic elements work to illuminate the overlapping feelings that lie between the familiar binaries. Outside of his own releases, Greene has explored his relationship with the club in a variety of contexts, from remixing Radiohead to producing for Katy B and Tinashe and touring with The xx. 

He will tour Dawn Chorus in Europe and North America this fall  with a stop in Montreal on October 26. Full dates can be found below.

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ARTWORK CREDIT: Hassan Rahim // DOWNLOAD HIGH-RES

DAWN CHORUS TRACKLIST
1. Serenity 
2. Drop Location
3. Do It Without You
4. Night Service
5. Sel
6. Let Go
7. For Love
8. Sibling
9. Whenever
10. Understand
11. Distance
12. Stars

TOUR DATES
Oct 17 - Berlin, DE @ Burg Schnabel
Oct 18 - London, UK @ St. Pancras Old Church (Sold Out)
Oct 18 - Manchester, UK @ Warehouse Project (DJ set) (late show)
Oct 19 - London, UK @ Five Miles (DJ Set)
Oct 23 - Brooklyn, NY @ National Sawdust
Oct 25 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
Oct 26 - Montreal, QC @ Ausgang

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JACQUES GREENE + CADENCE WEAPON’S “NIGHT SERVICE” GETS WHATEVER/WHATEVER REMIX 

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Photo Cred :Brad Casey  // DOWNLOAD HIGH RES

Last month, Jacques Greene released the new AA single “Night Service” with Cadence Weapon. He originally closed a mysterious YouTube mixtape upload in 2018 showcasing an hour of new music. “Night Service” was heavily requested in the comments, and has been in-demand ever since.

The single was supported by Fader, Spin, Hypebeast, BBC Radio1Xtra, BBC6 Music, Triple J, Rinse FM and now Arts & Crafts are proud to present “Night Service (The Remixes)”. Two fresh remixes by NYC Downtown stalwart Justin Strauss under his Whatever/Whatever moniker, his ongoing remix partnership with Bryan Mette. 

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“Rollie and I have known each other for years,” says Greene. “Finally making music together for his last full length felt long overdue and ever since we’ve met up in Toronto and made a bunch of stuff. ‘Night Service’ and a few others felt... different. To the point where there was a moment when we wondered whether we should fully form a band and pursue this ‘vibe’ we’d stumbled upon. It’s always felt quite special to me and so does ‘Silencio’. It’s a pleasure to finally share them with the world. A love letter to the club.”

Cadence Weapon adds, “After working together on two songs from my 2018 album Cadence Weapon, Jacques Greene and I continued working on music whenever we'd hang out. ‘Night Service’ is the result. The song is inspired by our personal nightlife experiences in Montreal and the enduring history of underground dance music in New York, specifically Larry Levan and Paradise Garage, as he was one of the first DJs to make the connection between religious devotion and club music.”

Since the dawn of dance music there have been parallels drawn between the church and the club, with the steady thrum of “the one” in Gospel music inspiring early house, typified in Larry Levan’s mix of “Stand On The Word” by The Joubert Singers. For 40 years of dance music we’ve become accustomed to house, prog and trance offering ascendant experiences to those looking to God as a DJ. Now more than ever, the idea of finding salvation in gritty, marginal, underground-spaces makes perfect sense. Greene is a producer who has always basked in wide cathedral reverbs on vocals, set amongst hardware synthesisers tugging back and forth on the threshold of melancholy and euphoria. A producer who brought 1200 people to rave in the esteemed East London church, St John of Hackney, “Night Service” is a song that perhaps was always on the cards. 

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(“Night Service” art by Vincent Tsang, director of Montreal skate company, Dime) // DOWNLOAD HIGH RES

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TOUR DATES
Oct 17 - Berlin, DE @ Burg Schnabel 
Oct 18 - London, UK @ St. Pancras Old Church
Oct 18 - Manchester, UK @ Warehouse Project (DJ set)
Oct 23 - Brooklyn, NY @ National Sawdust
Oct 25 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
Oct 26 - Montreal, QC @ Ausgang

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