Italians Do It Better labelhead and Chromatics, Symmetry, Glass Candy, etc bandleader, Johnny Jewel, continues to supply us with the goods in the run up to Italians’ label mega sampler, After Dark II. This time with a mix to capture the end of autumn mood called Black & White. Here’s what Jewel has to say:
It’s been a crazy couple of weeks…After Paris & Amsterdam…Chromatics flew from London to Australia for two weeks of festivals…Then Natty & I hopped on a plane from Brisbane…to Singapore…to Abu Dhabi…landing in Berlin 30 hours later in time to have breakfast with Ida…Symmetry played our first show that night opening up for Glass Candy in Berlin at Karl Lagerfeld’s book release party…Patron with Oko…then Night Flight to Quebec…Brazil in the morning…Glass Candy throws a party in Sao Paulo for Bazaar’s birthday. After looping the globe twice…We’re finally back in Montreal for one of my favorite times of year. It’s the end of Autumn, & all of the Reds, Greens, & Yellows have disintegrated into Black & White. Everything is buried by the snow…Perfect weather for locking yourself in the studio with a synthesizer & your favorite records…I put together a collage of songs that, for one reason or another…always remind me of Autumn.
Jewel goes onto say After Dark II is finally finished and he’s just received the last couple mixes, so hopefully we get that as an early Christmas present. You can find the full message here. Check the mix and tracklist below, including a killer Chromatics cover of New Order’s “Ceremony.”