Denis Sulta announces ‘In~Narito’ & ‘It’s Tough, But Not As Much As The Dream Is Worth (Joseph)’ singles, out today on Ninja Tune .
Both tracks are taken from his forthcoming extended 8-track EP “Aye Spoake Te Sumwuhn & They Listenhd”, out November 8th. He brings his revered Sulta Selects showcase to London’s iconic Printworks on November 9th, with Todd Terje, Tijana T, Gerd Janson, Eclair Fifi, Virginia, Prins Thomas and more.
The 44-minute EP is dedicated to the memories of the people and places that have shaped a deeply personal and at times difficult journey to where he is now. “I had nobody to turn to” he can be heard saying on ‘It’s Tough…’, “because guys don’t fucking talk about it”. The vinyl packaging – with photography by Haris Nukem – is adorned with Hector’s own illustrations and messages, a call to reach out and ask for help when you are in need.
‘In~Narito’ is a “sonic manifestation of my concept of hope.” he explains. “Naive, beautiful & short lived. It was written whilst I looked out my 1 bedroom bedsit in Glasgow as the sun came up and I just knew, or at least… I hoped, there was better days to come.”
Joseph – the inspiration behind ‘It’s Tough, But Not As Much As The Dream Is Worth (Joseph)’ – “was somewhat drawn to and also admired the relationship between my brother Angus I,” he says. “We spent some time in the jungle together and he told me something that will stay with me forever. It is very very rare to meet someone like Joseph. I could see his kind heart & honest soul through his eyes the second he took his glasses off. Joseph, you mean a lot to Angus & I. Thank you.”
The new singles follow the release of ‘Matthew Keeps Me Pirrie’, a “celebration of the realisation of what it is to be yourself, or at least, whoever you are in that moment”. In other moments on the record he recalls lonely late night hotel rooms and early morning car rides. The closing monologue of ‘Welcome, To The Rest Of My Life’ is an ode to the city of Belfast. Throughout it all, Denis Sulta’s meticulous and diverse approach to dance music is always on display.
Denis Sulta – or at other times, Hector Barbour – has rapidly emerged as one of the most exciting new talents from the ever-fertile Glasgow scene. He earned his stripes and a large part of his musical education and knowledge through working at the internationally renowned Rubadub record store, while holding down regular and ongoing sets at the world famous Sub Club. He has released records on influential labels Dixon Avenue Basement Jams, Numbers, and his own Sulta Selects – which has also spawned a revered series of events across the globe. His stand out capabilities have seen him reach incredible heights for someone still so young. A Mixmag cover-star, he has recently joined BBC Radio 1’s Residency show alongside Jayda G, HAAi, Charlotte de Witte and Saoirse, and his music has won him fans in Ben UFO, Four Tet, Bicep and Peggy Gou, to name a few.
Denis Sulta ‘In~Narito’ & ‘It’s Tough, But Not As Much As The Dream Is Worth (Joseph)’
2. Gas Whillis (While I Paint My Nails)
4. I’m Not Always Right, So I Listen
5. Matthew Keeps Me Pirrie
6. It’s Tough, But Not As Much As The Dream Is Worth (Joseph)
7. Dan (wll SOME day KNOW How Special He Makes Me Feel)
8. Welcome, To The Rest Of My Life
31 Oct – Antwerpen, BE – Ampere
01 Nov – Nijmegen, NL – Doornroosje
02 Nov – Manchester, UK – The Warehouse Project
07 Nov – Madrid, ES – Mondo Disko
09 Nov – London, UK – Printworks
16 Nov – Sao Paulo, BR – Time Warp Brazil
22 Nov – Houston, TX, US – BauHaus
23 Nov – New York, US – Time Warp USA
27 Nov – Miami, US – Club Space
07 Dec – Barcelona, ES – Sala Apolo
16 Dec – Edinburgh, UK – Sneaky Pete’s
17 Dec – Aberdeen, UK – The Tunnels
20 Dec – Dundee, UK – Mono
21 Dec – Perth, UK – The Ice Factory
22 Dec – Glasgow, UK – The Barrowland Ballroom
27 Dec – Perth, AUS – Villa
28 Dec – Sydney, AUS – Lost Paradise
28 Dec – Brisbane, AUS – Wildlands
30 Dec – Gisborne, NZ – Rhythm & Vines
31 Dec – Victoria, AUS – Beyond The Valley Festival
01 Jan – Melbourne, AUS – Let Them Eat Cake NYD 2020