As dense, swampy and enveloping in sound as the southern-American marshland for which it owes its name, “Blood Bayou” finds the Sheffield-based producer coalescing myriad influences with Frankensteinian aplomb. As Freud says:
“This is talking about how love is never clean and is often messy with casualties. Yet it can be full of interesting things as a Bayou swamp can be…
Steadily making his name in the electronic underground with a number of innovative creations already coined “Electrodub” by some, listeners will find references to dubstep, 2-step garage, bassline, reggae and more on this latest single. From Ruby Tingle’s haunting Ennio Morricone-esque whistle in its opening bars that lull like a siren song, to the burbling synth-driven soundscapes that subsume and intoxicate beyond, Dirty Freud delivers a bewitching new cut to lose yourself in over repeated plays. In typical Dirty Freud fashion, a heavy Electro-inspired production catalyses a second drop unafraid to pack a punch…
Dirty Freud is an electronic live & recording artist from London, but has found success since moving to the North of England. Impressing respected DJs such as Jon More (of Cold Cut), DJ Krush, and Dave Haslam early on his career with his cutting edge remixes and productions; word began to spread throughout the music world, with Dirty Freud’s distinct touch soon sought-after by established artists including Leeroy Thornhill of The Prodigy, Scott Garcia, Willy Mason, Big Narstie, Pixie Lott, and even Iggy Pop.
With a string of remarkable original productions already under his belt (including widely acclaimed 2018 EP: ‘Boxing with God’), Freud has been supported at radio by stations including BBC 1Xtra and BBC Radio 6, whilst receiving media praise from The Guardian, DJ Mag, and MixMag, who proclaimed him to be: “The Unruly Prince of Electronica”. In true recognition of his trailblazing work, Dirty Freud also scooped ‘Best New DJ’ and ‘Best New Producer’ at the prestigious Bass Movement Awards. Last year proved a benchmark year for Dirty Freud as his sound was given even bigger stages to flourish, with sets at Glastonbury, All Points East, Citadel, Boomtown, Beatherder, as well as internationally in countries like Germany, Croatia and France.
In 2020, Dirty Freud returns focus to the studio as he readies a new EP: ‘Love In The Backwater’ this Winter. Written and inspired by multiple locations, from the infamous Tresor and Hansa Studios of Berlin, to Spirit Studios and Blueprint Studios in Manchester, to the legendary Yellow Arch Studios in Freud’s hometown of Sheffield; the EP was eventually finalised in lockdown and palpably walks a tightrope of lockdown claustrophobia and the exhilaration of club escapism. Inspired by some of life’s most impactful moments, from bitter break ups (“Blood Bayou”) to surviving a pandemic (“Love In The Backwater”); to taking a carpe diem attitude to life (“Intentions”) and examining the enduring effect of split second choices (“Moments”); Dirty Freud wields his experiences and forges them into an exhilarating new release definitive of the artist.
DIRTY FREUD – “BLOOD BAYOU” – OUT TODAY
‘LOVE IN THE BACKWATER’ EP – OUT WINTER 2020, VIA MODERN SKY
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