“Stay With Us” is the second single from Yuu Udagawa’s Forever EP and the debut of the highly anticipated new label from the brains behind Freerange and Delusions of Grandeur.
Cyphon Recordings launches in February 2022 with a sound taking cues from electro, abstract electronica, IDM and Detroit-inspired futurism. The first release from Japan’s Yuu Udagawa ticks all of those boxes and more. The Forever EP is a “collection of analog slo-mo electronica and left-field minimal house” striking a balance between warmth and depth, home listening and the club, according to Cyphon’s Tom Roberts in the latest issue of 5 Mag.
On “Stay With Us,” Yuu Udagawa slows down time: a heavy, hazy electronic masterpiece of hammered electro-funk. Iridescent vocals wrap around Yuu’s shimmering chords, curl like a coil and then spring to life, giving “Stay With Us” an unexpectedly soulful shine.
“Stay With Us” will be released on February 3; the full Forever EP is out February 17 2023 from Cyphon Recordings.
🔗 Link: cyphonrecordings.bandcamp.com
🎙 Yuu Udagawa is a Tokyo-based DJ, producer and sound artist. Active as a DJ since the millennium, which saw her playing at clubs, festivals and fashion shows across the country, Yuu Udagawa soon turned her attention to music production and has since self-released a handful of singles and contributed audio commissions for Sony Playstation3, museums, theatres and apparel brands.
🏷 Cyphon Recordings is a new label with one foot in the past and another in the present. The UK-based platform will pay homage to the formative electronic sounds of the mid-’90s, whilst also looking firmly to the future in its ethos, music policy and roster. Taking cues from electro, abstract electronica, IDM and Detroit-inspired futurism, Cyphon will present exciting new music filtered through the lens of that golden era of DIY home recording and bedroom production, which helped pave the way for electronic music today.
📆 Out February 3 2022 from Cyphon Recordings.