About a month ago,
Inga Copeland copeland put up a new, self-produced track on a new YouTube channel, and the only thing unimpressive about it was how predictably awesome it sounded. This was the first peek at a post-Hype Williams solo career, and though it wasn’t a major break from the style of her earlier material, it was nice to have tangible proof that copeland wasn’t a made-up puppet person controlled by BuzzFeed.
Now for some more tangibility: copeland has a new white label 12-inch up for preorder, “UKmerge/Strict,” released on a seemingly new imprint of Rush Hour called All Bone, just as that first 12-inch was the debut release on Rush Hour imprint No ‘Label’. Joining copeland on both sides is John T. Gast, who “funnily enough” has connections to Hype Williams — for one thing, he’s the opening act on nearly half of Dean Blunt’s upcoming Euro dates, but even before that, he was (un)credited as a producer for Black Is Beautiful (TMT Review) under the moniker Henny Moan. (Yes, somehow you can be NOT credited under an alias.) Gast and Moan both have a few releases out there in the world, and FYI he’s shared a few of them online, if you’re a whiz at using Bing.
The preorder site has a couple extended samples of both tracks, or if you’re sick like me, you can listen to this hour-long mix thing recently uploaded by Gast, which has both tracks featured within:
In the future, copeland has plans for more solo productions as well as collabs with DVA, The Bug, and Martyn, and here are a few upcoming live dates:
10.19.13 - Krakow, Poland - Unsound
10.22.13 - Budapest, Hungary - Toldi Klub
10.26.13 - Berlin, Germany - UnReaL *
11.08.13 - London, UK - Soundcrash
* James Ferraro