Soulwax (Credit: Kurt Augustyns)
It contains material recorded for their Essential Mix...

Soulwax are set to release new album 'Essential' on June 22nd.

The album comes hot on the heels of a spectacular Coachella show, and links back to the acclaimed Essential Mix the brothers constructed for Radio 1 last year.

Instead of piecing together a mix of other artist's material, Soulwax went into the studio, working on fresh ideas to include in the mix.

Soulwax explain: "When we were approached to make an Essential Mix for the BBC in May 2017, we chose to do what every sane human being would do, we decided to lock ourselves into our studio for two weeks and make an hour of new music based around the word 'Essential', instead of preparing a mix of already existing music. The product of this otherwise unwise decision is something we ended up being very proud of and is now being released on the piece of plastic you’re are currently holding in your hands."

As such, Soulwax became the first artists to ever submit an entirely original, completely new, mix to the long-running Radio 1 staple. The pair continue:

"It felt like a challenge and something no-one had done. We loved the challenge of releasing a full record live on a radio show without people having any advance notice, and we always wanted to release it on DEEWEE after it was aired on Radio 1...”

New album 'Essential' will be released on June 22nd - check out a snippet below.

For tickets to the latest Soulwax shows click HERE.

Join us on Vero, as we get under the skin of global cultural happenings. Follow Clash Magazine as we skip merrily between clubs, concerts, interviews and photo shoots. Get backstage sneak peeks and a true view into our world as the fun and games unfold.

Buy Clash Magazine

-

Follow Clash: