CHRISTOPHER PORT EVERYTHING IN QUOTES “DARK” OUT TODAY; ANNOUNCES FASHION DEBUT WITH ONE-OFF LINE
Christopher Port today shares his Everything In Quotes “DARK” EP, out via Future Classic x Pieater. The release includes previously released single ‘Nobody Chose You’, most recent track ‘Baby It’s Not My Will‘ which has seen regular radio airplay across Double J, FBi Radio, BBC Radio 1, 6 Music and 1Xtra (Simulcast) and two additional tracks, ‘Uppers’ and ‘Raver VIP’. Dark, brooding and subdued, Everything In Quotes “DARK” is marked as a highly impressive contribution to the electronic music landscape. Buy/stream it here.
“The name “Everything in Quotes” is taken from a lecture by fashion designer, Virgil Abloh, in which he talks about architecture, creativity and fashion amongst other things”, explains Christopher Port.
He continues, “One of the most important things for me as an artist is being able to have a direct line to the listener. I want you to hear my music exactly how I made it, yet still be able to perceive it in your own way. To me “Everything in Quotes” personifies this. You are hearing my music in the exact form I created it, similar to a direct quote. I believe this makes the connection between the artist and the listener much stronger. I’ve always been drawn to the darker side of art. I love music that has a sense of foreboding, melancholy and unease. This comes in so many different forms and shades, much more than I have presented on these tracks.”
With the EP, also comes Christopher Port’s new video for current single ‘Baby It’s Not My Will’, which doubles as its own unique rolling look-book video showcasing the producer’s fashion debut with his own brand of hand-sewn unisex shirts available for sale as as a limited, one-off item.
Christopher Port says of the line, “These tops are the tangible affirmation of the music from my EP “Dark”. This video for me is a process film that shows the creation of the prototypes that informed the finished pieces with four distinct sections that are based off the four EP tracks. The video also works as a visual response to the music by my long-term collaborator and incredible director/editor Hamish Mitchell.”. Check out the design here and watch the video for ‘Baby It’s Not My Will’ below:
Fans of Christopher Port can catch him playing a handful of shows later this year, including the recently announced Twilight At Taronga show in 2018, supporting Mount Kimbie. Christopher Port will continue on into 2018 with the release of his second instalment of Everything In Quotes, with a follow-up EP “LIGHT“, along with its corresponding fashion line. Stay tuned for more on this soon.
CHRISTOPHER PORT TOUR DATES
Nov 10 – Sydney – Peoples Club (DJ Set)
Nov 11 – Brisbane – The END
Nov 18 – Melbourne – The Evelyn (Rooftop 4-8PM)
March 9 – Sydney – Twilight at Taronga: Mount Kimbie
Tickets at christopherport.com
Everything In Quotes “DARK” is out now
via Future Classic x Pieater.
Buy/stream it here
PRAISE FOR CHRISTOPHER PORT
“A hyperactive mash of scratched vocal samples and jumpy industrial percussion, the song is a real journey.”
Dom Alessio, triple j
“A refreshing take on UK Garage, the masterful production layers brooding, melodic synths that crescendo to reveal an infectious and skilfully pitched vocal cut over a garage infused percussion.”
I House U
“Heavens has a sense of boundlessness, weaving its seemingly disparate elements together and creating a head trip that overflows with beatific melodies and inviting textures throughout. Highly recommended listening.”
I Oh You
“It sounds like Stimming and Artful Dodger playing B2B at a Berghain after-afterparty while a gospel singer levitates above tired ravers.”
Mikey Cahill, Herald Sun
“Ever since we met the exciting producer last year, Melbourne’s Christopher Port has gone on to impress us time and time again…the percussionist and production king has also trademarked his own spin on UK garage under his solo alias, a signature sound perfectly executed with his debut release on esteemed Australian label Future Classic.”
“The Australian electronic scene needs artists like Christopher Port right now.”
“‘Nobody Chose You’ takes a more subdued approach to garage dance, with heavily affected analogue synths building up a luscious atmosphere, before crackling sampled vocals and grimy percussion add a lo-fi counterpoint. It’s reminiscent of The Cyclist yet possesses its own retro charm that gels nicely with the more modern elements.”
“A lovingly constructed, darkly ambient tune.”
“The track is a slow-burner, and takes some time to get going, but once it does the result is very rewarding. The groove is strong with this one. Reminiscent of artists like Burial and Zomby, Christopher Port manages to make his own name on Future Classic’s impressive roster with his unique take on brooding electronica.”
“Christopher Port’s “Bump” is Classic UK Garage, Straight out of Melbourne”