Forward-thinking producer MODEL 86 returns gets ready to release his latest EP, When You Realise People Are Not One Dimensional Characters In A Movie Of Your Life in early July.
Written over the past six months, the five track release bounces off the walls like nothing Manchester-born, London-based Matthew James Wilcock – the man behind the moniker – has done before. A kaleidoscope of weird and wonderful textures, the EP explores the nooks and crannies of experimental electronic, R&B, and contemporary hip-hop. Blending together an eclectic mix of diced samples, storming bass, beautiful refrains and bold rhythms, When You Realise… provides a sound reminiscent of Hudson Mohawke, Flying Lotus and Flume.
The EP’s opening track Holdin sets the tone straight from the get-go as an explosive hip-hop fling of choppy samples: a footworky rhythm with emotional breakdowns.
After dropping out of Art College to study music, MODEL 86 began exploring a waypoint between New York hip-hop, ‘70s funk, jazz and contemporary electronic music, whilst exploring his interest in the way music and sound dissect. Having produced prolifically for commercials, TV and film, he finally came into his own with his debut EP, Self Help Dance last summer. Following on naturally from his first release, championed by NME, Clash and Radio 1’s Huw Stephens, the producer’s latest endeavour continues the theme of genre-mashing, but with a more considered structure and approach.
When You Realise People Are Not One Dimensional Characters In A Movie Of Your Life is out for your inspection on 8th July…but for now, listen to the EP’s opener.