Published Dec 04, 2014Miami-born, New York-based electronic producer Anthony Naples has built a decent following thanks to his string of singles and remixes. Early next year, however, he'll make a bigger statement, releasing his debut album.
Called Body Pill, the eight-track effort will arrive via Kieren Hebden (a.k.a. Four Tet)'s Text Records imprint. Hebden tapped Naples to remix the Four Tet single "128 Harps" in 2012, and the two have apparently remained friends since then.
In a press release, Naples explained that the album title came from a weird translation to English on a Japanese vending machine. "When I ran the title past Kieran, and he said it just sounded like a lost rave classic, but I thought in the end it makes sense," Naples said. "The LP is a small dose of synthetic noises and rhythms."
Further, Naples said that the LP was inspired by New York City. "I wanted to make a streetwise record that was also solid and simple, like a brick or those weird fluorescent light tubes in the subway," he said. "They give off this weird hum that you hear only when you're alone in the station between trains late at night. I wanted to make a record that evoked that experience."
Body Pill will arrive on February 17 via Text. Album track "Refugio" can be streamed below.
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