03.07.2013, Words by dummymag

Premiere: Elliott Power - Sink/Swim (Lowlife mix)

Elliott Power has been getting us hot and bothered around these parts over the past couple of months, and the newest addition to his increasing arsenal of songs is this new version of SINK/SWIM. It’s an alternative version by Power that he’s named a “lowlife” mix – it’s a little grubbier, a little dubbier, but just as dark. We fired a few questions off to Power to get to know what he’s all about.

Hi Elliott! Could you introduce yourself to Dummy readers?
Elliott Power, 23, West London, Musician and Lowlife.

How would you describe your sound to someone who’s yet to hear your stuff?
My sound is an amalgamation of British electronic music from the 90s, combined with influence from the likes of Bjork, Larry Heard and Drexciya.

Trip hop textures feel like a vital influence on both Sink/Swim and Saw [Did]. Is it a sound you think we don’t hear enough of in 2013?
There is definitely a heavy downtempo influence on my sound, that stems from leftfield hip hop of James Lavelle’s Mo’Wax label, as well as Lamb and Autechre. If everyone was making “trip-hop” in 2013 then my project wouldn’t feel refreshing right now, so if I’m honest I’m glad that its a sound that we don’t hear enough of in 2013.

What’s next after the Marathon release, any EP or LP plans?
Another single will following Sink/Swim at some point this year and an album next year. Less is more, quality over quantity (I love a good old cliché).

Got any super exciting things lined up for the rest of summer you can share with us?
Keeping my cards very close to my chest on this one, but recording commitments are the priority.

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