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James Yuill

James Yuill

London-based electronic musician James' Yuill's debut album Turning Down Water for Air was released in October 2009 on Moshi Moshi. This acclaimed debut was a folk record quietly and modestly underpinned by electronics. It infiltrated club land (most notably, the massive Prins Thomas re-edit of This Sweet Love) almost by accident. Critically applauded in both the UK and the states, tracks from the album subsequently featured in Scrubs, One Tree Hill, and Gray's Anatomy. Single This Sweet Love reached number one on The Hype Machine, and was iTunes/Starbucks Pick Of The Week in December 2009.Since the release of his 2009 debut, James has toured the UK, Europe, Japan and in 2010 made forays into South America and Indonesia, where he played respective sold out shows with Hot Chip and The Temper Trap. Summer 2010 saw the UK release of Yuill's second album, Movement in a Storm via Moshi Moshi and February 2011 for the USA. Movement was inspired by the likes of Modeselektor and Apparat and has a decidedly more electronic feel to it, yet still includes the decidedly delicate songs that he is known for. Where Yuill constructs and develops strummed ideas on his acoustic guitar, it's the way he radically manipulates such outlines that make MIAS standout. Coloured-in with great neon splashes of data, he upgrades, reboots and digitalizes the core of his latest output in a way that only enhances his melancholic tone, heightening the emotional impact immeasurably. Certainly, it should make any journalist think twice before ever mentioning "folktronica" and James Yuill, in the same sentence, ever again. He has produced a series of acclaimed remixes for other artists including We Have Band, Tilly & The Wall, Trophy Wife and Au Revoir Simone and having honed his crafts on the decks James is now taking DJ bookings. May 2011 saw him play a main stage DJ set at Bristol based electronic music festival Simple Things.James is currently busy working on two creative projects. More news on these is set to follow soon.

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