Anz has signed to Ninja Tune for the release of her next EP, ‘All Hours’.
The EP’s six tracks weave in influences of electro, breakbeat, UK garage and jungle, with each track flowing from one to the next, “sort of like a mini ‘Spring/Summer Dubs’,” Anz says, referring to her annual mix series of all-original productions.
Speaking further about the EP, Anz says: “‘All Hours’ was built to be a soundtrack for 24 hours, from sunrise to the next. Dance music for people who are up all hours – through the day to the club and onwards, each track leaves traces in the one that follows.”
Ahead of the full release, Anz has shared lead track ‘You Could Be’, which features vocals from London soul singer George Riley. You can listen to the track below.
‘You Could Be’ originated in 2016, with Anz spending a number of years searching for the right vocalist to appear on the track. After connecting with Riley on social media earlier this year, over a mutual appreciation of each other’s music, Riley laid down vocals for the song.
“It’s important to me that everything I do is organic and authentic… after so many years sitting on this track and so many almost-there studio attempts, working with George was unbelievably straightforward and lovely – it felt really real and true,” Anz said.
‘All Hours’ is out digitally on Ninja Tune on 15th October. A vinyl release will follow in November.
The new EP follows on from the release last week of ‘Spring/Summer Dubs 2021’, the third instalment in Anz’s annual mix series of her own new tunes and demos.
She also launched her own label, OTMI, with a two-track release earlier this year.