Words: Bianca Mitchell
David E. Sugar has firmly cemented himself as a top UK underground figure, observed by his peers as one of the most creative artists around. Fresh from his signing to Rob Da Bank’s label Sunday Best, the multi-talented musician’s new single ‘Party Killer’ is set to rock festivals and dancefloors alike this summer.
Sugar, who’s toured the world with Calvin Harris, Digitalism, Hadouken and Deadmau5, initially made a name for himself as a pioneer of Chiptune with the help of his Nintendo Game Boy and other toys like ET’s favourite, the ‘Speak & Spell’.
Prior to signing with Sunday Best, Sugar released music on celebrated vanguard of groundbreaking electro, Kitsune, and his single ‘Oi New York, This Is London’ was used to launch Joe Hot Chip’s Greco-Roman label.
‘Party Killer’ will be released as a double A side 7” single backed with non-album track ‘Travel Light’, while the digital formats will feature remixes by Disco of Doom, Adam Smith, The Phenomenal Hand Clap Band, Renaissance Man and Sunday Best’s own re-take.
The live shows and forthcoming album (due for release early October) feature a talented live band; a fresh new direction for Sugar's work.
With support from radio presenters such as Zane Lowe, Jon Hillcock, Kissy Sellout, Eddie Temple-Morris, Joe Ransom and DJs such as Jesse Rose, Hot Chip, Tom Findlay (Groove Armada), Sinden and Hervé it’s no surprise he’s now on the verge of mega super-stardom.
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Enjoy those beats.
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