Ambassadeurs – Forever
Label: Lost Tribe Records
Release Date: 5th Jan 2015
Ambassadeurs drops a three track EP, following UK and European tour shows alongside Odesza, Slow Magic, Craft Spells, DJ Paypal, and Lindsay Lowend.
With previous support slots for Danny Brown, Machinedrum, and Gold Panda, under his belt, Ambassadeurs recently completed his debut US live tour with a 30 date support stint for Odesza, followed by festival performances alongside some of electronic music’s biggest names at LA’s Hard Day Of The Dead and the Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival. The Odesza tour saw Mark play his live electronic show across the US and Canada, playing to sold out 1500 – 2000 capacity venues each night.
Having released two EP’s on Pilot Records (a label started by UKF’s Luke Hood), the EP will be released on his own Lost Tribe imprint – a label which has already been supported by the likes of Vice / Thump, XLR8R and Clash.
Splitting his time between studio sessions and field trips to London and the British south coast to collect found sounds for his productions, Ambassadeurs is fast emerging as a British counterpoint to artists such as Salva and XXYYXX. Ambassadeurs’ leftfield, bass-heavy electronic music is fast making a name for the young Brighton-based producer, with wider support from XLR8R, Noisey, Mixmag, This Is Fake DIY and beyond, plus remixes for labels such as Tru Thoughts, Ninja Tune, Moshi Moshi, Fat Cat, Wah Wah 45s and others.
Ambassadeurs (aka Mark Dobson) started out learning his craft on an 8-bit Amiga computer, wrestling with the notoriously tricky Octamed while the rest of us were playing Lemmings. After the requisite teenage years in psychedelic rock bands, he upgraded to Logic and began working with electronic instruments, getting inside the machinery to make them sound the way he wanted. Taking cues from dub, hip-hop, bass and jazz, but sounding like none of these genres, Ambassadeurs’ sound is hard to pigeonhole. His distinctive style can be attributed to a Tobin-like love for turning found sounds into samples and processing them beyond recognition – creating music as unique as his talent.