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DJ Python and Ana Roxanne announce collaborative album as Natural Wonder Beauty Concept on Mexican Summer

Natural Wonder Beauty Concept was “something Ana saw in the universe”

Photo of DJ Python touching his face and Ana Roxanne drinking from a mug.
Alejandro Carrion

DJ Python and Ana Roxanne have teamed up for a collaborative album titled ‘Natural Wonder Beauty Concept’. Watch the visualiser for the first single, ‘Sword’, below.

Out on 14th July via Mexican Summer, the project follows critically acclaimed solo albums from both artists, and was inspired by the friendship the pair formed after meeting in New York City shortly before the pandemic. 

‘Sword’ is a blissful blast of glitching drum programming and ambient soundscapes, all washed with Roxanne’s vocals.

Expanding on the collaboration, the press text for the 10-track LP explains, “the life of the solo electronic artist is equal parts privilege and loneliness. You hurtle across the sky to spend a few hours in a dark club, behind the decks or on stage at the microphone. A brief grasp at transcendence, then the lights are on... It was against this backdrop that Ana Roxanne and DJ Python (Brian Piñeyro) struck up a singular friendship and collaboration.”

The album will feature Python singing for the first time, with the duo sharing that “the project gave us a creative license of freedom. It was an opportunity to try anything out, whatever we happened to be feeling or influenced by.”

‘Natural Wonder Beauty Concept’ is DJ Python’s first album since 2020’s ‘Mas Amable’, released on Incienso, but follows recent collaborations with Colombian singer and producer, Ela Minus, and with Florentino and Kelman Duran under the Sangre Nueva alias. Last year, he linked up Anthony Naples to curate the eighth volume of NYC label Air Texture’s beloved compilation series.

The project was recorded with help from Kranky label manager Brian Foote, as well as engineer and producer Al Carlson, who has previously worked with Oneohtrix Point Never and Jessica Pratt. Ana Roxanne’s second record, ‘Because Of A Flower’, was also released in 2020 via Kranky.

Listen to the first single and pre-order ‘Natural Wonder Beauty Concept’  here.