A strong 2015 for Idle Hands so far has featured that fine Strategy album and label debuts for a resurgent I.A. Bericochea and Until My Heart Stops man Leif, whose Life Through Analogies 12″ is due imminently. News now arrives of the Bristol label’s 30th release which sees the arrival of a new face on Idle Hands in the shape of Matt Karmil, a Salisbury-born DJ, producer, and studio engineer who settled in German city Cologne back in 2012 and has since steadily emerged as an artist of some promise. Last year saw Karmil debut on Beats In Space, remix John Talabot and Axel Boman’s Talaboman project and feature prominently on Jens Uwe Beyer’s PNN label, not least the fiendishly titled debut album.
Next month sees Karmil add Idle Hands to his small but respectable discography with the three-track 12″ Play It, whose titles play out like a riff on the Daft Punk classic “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger”. Described as a trio of “hooky leftfield house constructions” by Idle Hands, we have the first public stream on scratchy opening track “Play It”. This record looks to be the start of something special between artist and label with Idle Hands confirming they plan to issue Karmil’s second album later this year.
Source: Juno Plus