Ryan Murgatroyd Wicked Eyes EP is first release on Swoon Recordings
Ryan Murgatroyd Wicked Eyes is the first release out on the newly formed Swoon Recordings, the SA producers own imprint.
Ryan, who is one of the undisputed pioneers of modern electronic music in South Africa and an integral member of formative live act Bantwanas – has launched his brand-new label Swoon Recordings.
Looking to widen the often clichéd perception of African electronic music and champion only the finest talent from across the continent, the Johannesburg-based producer marks the launch of Swoon Recordings with the long-awaited release of his two-track EP ‘Wicked Eyes’.
Out now, the Wicked Eyes EP kicks off with a deep and expansive Original Mix from Ryan Murgatroyd himself, who layers eerily haunting, yet soulful female vocals against complex underlying synth patterns and drum riffs to devastating effect.
Transcending language through melody and rhythm, the flip sees Ryan team up with fellow countryman Kostakis for a dance floor-oriented remix, as the two producers put their spin on a stunning label debut from head honcho Murgatroyd.
“I started Swoon because I felt my compositions had grown too elaborate for club music. I wanted to transcend the clichés of four-four music and explore the more cinematic, avant-garde and even soulful manifestations of electronic music. We’re placing a huge focus on finding new sonic palettes and escaping the generic.
Every release has a distinct theme. From the sound design to the artwork, each piece is a complete work of audio-visual art and it’s vital to experience each work as a complete whole,” Ryan said of the creation of Swoon Recordings.
- Ryan Murgatroyd – Wicked Eyes (Original Mix)
- Ryan Murgatroyd – Wicked Eyes (Ryan Murgatroyd & Kostakis Remix)
Listen to the Wicked Eyes EP via Swoon Recordings on streaming platforms of your choice.