Locussolus (aka DJ Harvey): The Album

The Uruguay based label International Feel, prominently featured in many best of 2010 shortlists, is following the success of the Gatto Fritto album with their second, massively anticipated Long Player from the Disco Administrator himself, DJ Harvey and his Locussolus project.

Harvey Bassett is one of the most enigmatic people you could ever hope to meet. His ‘anything goes, as and when he feels it’ approach to life and music has created some of the most out of sync, synergistic audio excursions of the past 20 years.

From his early Tonka recognition to Ministry of Sound residencies on both Friday and Saturday, onto his own ‘no holds barred’ nights such as New Hard Left and Moist (guest starring Larry Levan), to the infamous Black Cock edits (oh and that Sarcastic Mix), the Disco Administrator has always stayed one step ahead by doing exactly what he wants, regardless of opinion.

Having dipped his toe into the world of the Long Player with Thom Bullock on ‘Map of Africa’ he’s now ready to launch his Locussolus album with Uruguay’s International Feel Recordings.

Last year, Harvey toured Japan (complete with stage diving), Europe and Australia (no stage diving, but a Keith Moon esque destruction of his bespoke DJ equipment as the last record played, to ‘incite a little excitement and danger’) and still found time to fulfill a busy US schedule and complete three Locussolus singles.

Locussolus – Throwdown (Harvey’s Dub) by International Feel

The tracks saw support from as disparate sources as James Holden, Francois K, Tim Sweeney, Trevor Jackson, Rob da Bank and Ivan Smagghe to name a few, as well as being included on many of 2010 best of lists.

Locussolus – I Want It (Lindstrom & Prins Thomas Remix) by International Feel

The Locussolus album shows Harvey’s full vision, all together in one place, for the first time emanating a chilled, ambient feel uniquely spliced with deep, soulful (dare I say disco) grooves. To complete the journey, amazing remixes from Andrew Weatherall, Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas (my personal favourite), The Emperor Machine, Time & Space Machine and Harvey’s own dubbed out reworkings along with new track Bloodbath. And for some very lucky souls, a hand stamped, Harvey designed White Label of the alternate vocal Weatherall Remix will be available.

The Album is due for release June 13th and Harvey will tour Europe this summer to coincide, taking in clubs and festivals such as Giles Peterson’s Worldwide, Berghain in Berlin and some exciting one-off, unannounced parties in countries including Spain and the UK.

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