Following on from the impact of 2011’s sophomore album ‘Glimpse‘, we’re proud to announce the release of Julien Dyne’s third full length album ‘December’. Stylistically a continuation of the futuristic elements hinted at on ‘Glimpse’ blended with the stilted pulsing rhythms of Dyne’s first LP ‘Pins and Digits‘ ‘December’ offers studies in shimmering melodies, woozy beds of rich harmonic sound, sturdy percussive backdrops, combined with RnB stabs and dense vocal harmonies.
Featuring the vocal talents of Parks, Mara T.K (Electric Wire Hustle), She’s So Rad and Dalziel (of Dear Time’s Waste) this record contains elements of soul and left field vocals against a backdrop of futuristic hiphop inspired beats.
Picked up by Japanese boutique label Wonderful Noise and UK heavy weights BBE, 2009’s ‘Pins & Digits’ received worldwide exposure from global tastemakers Gilles Peterson and Benji B reaching both their top 100 lists for that year. Glimpse raised the bar higher again, moving further into electronic forays and deeper
into hazy beatscapes.
‘December’ further solidifies Dyne’s vision and stature within the world of Beat Based Electronic Music.
Julien Dyne (b. Montreal /Canada) is a multi talented drummer, producer, Dj and visual Artist, best known for his solo output on BBE records and Wonderful Noise (Japan), he also performs and records with Ladi 6 and Opossum plus has recorded with Opensouls , Fat Freddys Drop, @peace, Sola Rosa , Eru Dangerspiel, Christoph El Truento, James Duncan , She’s So Rad and many other top New Zealand acts.
Julien attended the prestigious Red Bull Music Academy in Rome 2004, receiving private Drum tuition from session master Bernard Purdie and learning valuable production tips from many other renowned guest lecturers.
He was invited back to work with the Mizell Brothers (Jackson 5 / Donald Byrd), Theo Parrish (Sound Signature), Steve Spacek (J Dilla / Space Invadas), Mark Pritchard ( Harmonic 313), Om’mas Keith (Sa-Ra / Erykah Badu), Andreya Triana (Flying Lotus/ Bonobo) and others as part of the ‘A Class Of Its Own ‘
recording sessions in Cologne, Germany, 2007.
Julien’s debut solo full length album ‘Pins and Digits’ received air time and high praise from Gilles Peterson and Benji B, featuring on both Dj’s top 100 lists of 2009. His second full length album ‘Glimpse ‘ was released in 2011 / 2012 on BBE records worldwide and Wonderful noise records Japan (via Rhythmethod New Zealand). Julien has toured extensively performing through out New Zealand /Australia, Europe / UK and has recently finished a 9 date solo tour of Japan.
Julien is also an accomplished visual artist, he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Auckland 2002 , his work has been exhibited through out New Zealand and has featured in publications such as Art New Zealand , Art News and in the Book , ‘Seen This Century’, 100 Contemporary New Zealand
Artists a collectors Guide, By Warwick Brown.