As we're getting a little closer to BURNS kicking off his tour with Deadmau5 we decided to throw out the fantastic remix of BURNS' 'First Move' by the amazing Fred Falke (Taken from teknique EP). Pretty much everything this guy touches turns to gold and when you already have a BURNS track and then add some more gold to it, what do you get...... well, you get this.
Name-checked as one to watch by Zane Lowe, Annie Mac, Mylo, Calvin Harris, Eddie Temple Morris, DJ Mehdi, Deadmau5, and a host of blogs alike, 23-year-old BURNS is the electronic wunderkind tipped to take British dance music into the next decade.
Now a regular fixture on the Hype Machine chart, BURNS has been called up for remix duties by Kasabian, Empire of the Sun, Late Of The Pier, Passion Pit, Filthy Dukes, Yuksek, Melanie Fiona, Calvin Harris, and the Gossip.
BURNS 3 (Teknique EP) is the third instalment in his 4 EP series. The previous release featured ‘Turbo’ and ‘Heartbeats’, (plus a Jokers Of The Scene remix of ‘Turbo’).
Born on Halloween 1985, he’s the son of a painter mother and a professional heavyweight boxer father. Burns enjoyed a childhood spent combining amateur boxing with learning to play the piano and guitar, discovering the delights of sampling software in his spare time.
While BURNS has gained notoriety for the kind of sonic bursts associated with European stalwarts such as Justice and Boyz Noise (but stamped with the kind of rave (un)sensibility that could only come from a British upbringing), there’s far more in his kitbag than all out aural assaults, hence his support from a wide range of DJs including Erol Alkan, A-Trak, DJ Mehdi, Dubfire, Don Diablo, and beyond. His ear for melody shows he can match the likes of Falke and Lindstrom note for blissful note.
The ‘Teknique EP’ once again points to BURNS’ ability to pursue his own musical agenda through a variety of styles. ‘Teknique’ is an epic dancefloor banger, with a seismic piano riff; ‘First Move’ is a quirky, off kilter stride through filtered loops and effects, while ‘In My Eyes’ is the latest missive from his disco arsenal, drawing comparisons with A-Trak and Armand’s Duck Sauce Project. Remixes come courtesy of Fred Falke and His Majesty Andre.
Teknique EP is available NOW on Beatport!
US Tour dates with Deadmau5
09/23 - Ritual - Ottawa, Canada
09/24 - Dagobert Night Club - Quebec City, Canda
09/25 - Metropolis - Montreal, Canada
09/26 - The Guvemment - Toronto, Canada
09/29 - Republic Nightclub - Winnipeg, Canada
09/30 - Flames Central - Calgary, Canada
10/01 - Edmonton Events Centre - Edmonton, Canada
10/02 - UBC Thunderbird Arena - Vancouver, Canada
10/04 - Showbox at the Market - Seattle, WA
10/28 - Roseland Theatre - Portland, OR
10/31 - The Forum - Inglewood, CA
11/01 - House of Blues - San Diego, CA
11/02 - Marquee Theatre - Tempe, AZ
11/04 - The Ogden - Denver, CO
11/05 - Diamond Ballroom - Oklahoma City, OK
11/06 - House of Blues - Dallas, TX
11/07 - Stubbs - Austin, TX
11/08 - House of Blues - Houston, TX
11/10 - The Village - Little Rock, AR
11/11 - House of Blues - New Orleans - LA
11/12 - House of Blues - Orlando, FL
11/13 - Revolution - Ft. Lauderdale, FL
11/14 - Mansion Night Club - Miami, FL
11/15 - The Ritz - Tampa, FL
11/17 - The Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
11/18 - Orange Peel - Asheville, NC
11/19 - Limelight - Nashville, TN
11/20 - Congress Theatre - Chicago, IL
11/21 - The Fillmore - Detroit, MI
11/22 - Theatre of Living Arts - Philadelphia, PA
11/23 - 9:30 Club - Washington, DC
11/24 - Roxy Boston, Boston, MA