TRP003Artist: Bjarki
Title: Arthur and Intergalactic Whales
Label: трип
Release Date: July 15 2015
Format: Single / 12″, digital
Cat. #: TRP003
A I Wanna Go Bang
B Orange Juice Man

трип’s first single comes from the label’s rising star Bjarki. A-side ‘I Wanna Go Bang’ has been a mainstay of Kraviz and many more of techno’s DJ A-list for several months, with the Dance Mania influenced techno cut sitting alongside his contributions to TRP001 & 002 as a calling card for this exciting new talent, while B-side ‘Orange Juice Man’ taps into Bjarki’s more melodic side.

This is the first 12-inch single on трип – one banger and one dreamy groover on the other side, that shows the different sounds of Bjarki. He is one of those artists that can make club bangers and also compose music for movies. But no matter what this brilliant Icelander does it always has this sexy groove going on.

As always we asked Tombo to visualise our trip. The idea was based on one famous phrase from Arthur Russell’s famous song ‘Go Bang’: “I wanna see all my friends at once / I’ll do anything to get the chance to go bang”. He came up with two beautiful whales and some really psychedelic drawings: I thought they looked like they were Arthur and intergalactic whales.

Why Arthur Russell? Well the connection is DJ Deeon’s vocal from the Dance Mania track ‘2 B Free’ sampled in this record – it says “Sometimes I feel like I wanna go bang”. This phrase reminded us of Arthur Russell’s song. – Nina Kraviz


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