Glimpse’ career to date has already seen him become one of the most in-demand artists in his field. His first releases, back in 2005, under the ‘Spero’ alias, appeared on Leftroom and on his own Glimpse Recordings label, conceived after completing his sculpture course at Central Saint Martins, London. Even at this stage, electronic taste-makers were being switched on to the young producer’s talents and subsequently, Glimpse Recordings became one of the few UK labels to be distributed by Germany’s Kompakt.
By 2008, Glimpse had established himself as one of the UK’s most innovate and exciting new electronic acts, becoming one of the key acts in Matt Tolfrey’s Leftroom stable and also releasing his ‘Black Collections’ album in Asia, leading to two sell out live tours in Japan.
As we enter the later stages of 2009, Glimpse can look back at a career defining year where he has truly raised his game to a new level. Opening up the year with the ‘Drifting’ EP on Planet E, Glimpse has delivered release after killer release – ‘La Cocina del Cabron’ with Lee Van Dowski on Cadenza, the ‘True Friends’ collaboration with Alex Jones on Kindisch, ‘Things Like This’ (Buzzin Fly), and the upcoming ‘It’s The Little Things’ (Boxer).
His hypnotising, multi-dimensional live set is melodic and organic, incorporating deep, layered Detroit influences with deep house and more jacking elements. Having already toured Japan and North America this year, more dates follow throughout Europe in October before his maiden Australian tour.
The year will draw to a close with the first singles from the much anticipated ‘Runner’ album, which is scheduled for a February release on Crosstown Rebels. The album was recorded over a seven month period and using only analogue equipment, Glimpse feels that ‘Runner’ has a more house-orientated feel and contains his most creative music to date. “My mother played blues and jazz records when I was young and I have always loved that smokey, low-slung feeling that blues and jazz has. So, writing my album, I wanted to create that fuzzy, loose kind of feel”.
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