Premiere: Sarah Bates – Trying To Be Good

The Ruf Kutz takeover is a highlight of Gottwood Festival every year. The motley crew of Mancunian DJs and producers, helmed by boss Ruf Dug, take over Ruffy’s Lab for a night of butt to butt action and, if you’re lucky, there’s sometimes a live performance thrown in for good measure. At this year’s edition it was Sarah Bates who played a live set of beautifully intricate ambient and electronic musings that stopped many in their tracks and had them making a beeline for the stage.

Bristol mainstay Banoffee Pies were present for the performance and subsequently contacted Sarah to see if she was up for releasing on the label. Fantasy Modulation¬†is the result, a six track EP released as part of the label’s Sonder Series which veers towards the ambient and meditative. Sarah, who formerly worked as a vocalist with artists like Nile Rodgers, is now known for being a queen of machines and composed the music on this release in real time; a wash of beautiful, atmospheric synths and subtle percussion.

Fantasy Modulation is out on 13th December – pre-order your copy from Banoffee Pies.

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