Lemaitre Announces Release Date For Highly Anticipated "Singularity" EP
I’ll get the standard feeble attempts at classifying Lemaitre out of the way early: they sound like the love-child of Daft Punk and Phoenix (and dare I say Justice), skating back and forth between indie-electronica, nu-disco, French house, and alt-rock with reckless abandon. Their acclaimed Relativity trilogy of EPs was relentlessly varied, cheerfully upbeat, and easily digestible – and served as a springboard into their current situation: primed for a breakout. The biggest breakthrough for the boys came when Astralwerks label-mate Porter Robinson recently announced them as his main supporting act on his upcoming “Worlds” tour, which will serve as their first major tour stateside. This comes on the heels of the successful release of their first post-Relativity single, “High Tide.” The stars seem to be aligning for Lemaitre, and the announcement of Singularity, due out July 22nd, is well timed as new fans continue to flock to their unique, polished sound.
Upon first listen, Lemaitre may seem to be on the outer fringes of what we currently think of as “EDM,” but upon closer examination they are embedded further into the culture than you’d imagine. The two took official remixing duties for Porter Robinson & Mat Zo’s “Easy,” Martin Solveig’s “Hey Now,” and Netsky’s “We Can Only Live Today.” They released Relativity By Night, churning out infectious club mixes for some of their tracks, collaborated with Camo & Krooked for the stellar “Dreamcatcher,” and producers like Fehrplay and Uppermost have been tapped to remix their originals. Is it produced electronically? Check. Does it make you want to dance your ass off? Check. It’s just an added bonus that the two mix in live instruments and vocals for a distinctive twist.
Prep for their EP by bumpin’ dem tracks below: