UK electronic producer Joker will release his debut album The Vision on 4 November 2011 via Kapeze /4AD / Remote Control.
Stepping out of the shadows in 2007 at just sixteen years old, Joker is now a major player in the British electronic music scene.
Having premiered The Vision at Glastonbury Festival 2011, the album represents five years of hard work. Joker’s trademark instrumentals have been augmented by a number of vocal collaborations, including contributions from fellow rising stars including Jessie Ware (SBTRKT, Sampha) and Buggsy.
Given its global premiere by BBC Radio 1’s Annie Mac whilst sitting in for Zane Lowe, new single ‘The Vision (Let Me Breathe)’ started life in the fêted ‘Hottest Record in the World’ slot and has since been supported by the likes of Skream, Benga, Diplo, Oneman and Jackmaster. Sophisticated future pop, ‘The Vision (Let Me Breathe)’ is dominated by an infectious synth line and a stunning vocal contribution from fellow rising star Jessie Ware.
With such a wealth of releases behind him, it’s hardly surprising that Joker’s music escapes easy characterisation. Keen to avoid generic formalism, he has even publically distanced himself from being labelled ‘dubstep’. It’s understandable, since his music runs deep with R&B, funk and soul influences combining with his trademark pounding bass wobbles and ascending crystalline synths.
JOKER – ‘The Vision (Let Me Breathe)’
Taken from the forthcoming album The Vision