Constructed as a collaboration piece, Alexi Delano's The Art Of Collab is a production project born from the happy accident of mid-week touring downtime and the après-club insomnia of Delano's producer friends as they passed through his home base of New York. Split in three parts, the nine-track collection (this is not an album!) sees Delano share the studio console with a range of artists as broad as the evergreen producers own endless back catalogue. Selecting works from his studio achieve that had simply started life as sonic doodles whist hanging out together, the project is a raw and uncontrived look into the way in which collaboration between producers morphs and twists the output into unexpected and often inspiring results; whether he be working alongside old friends such as Par Grindvik, Tony Rohr, Francisco Allendes, Ambivalent or Tim Xavier; or finding time to build new friendships with fellow road warriors Stimming, Guti, Butane or Hans Bouffmyhre. Indeed the extent of collaboration on this project even extends to the artwork, provided for all three EPs by London fashion designer Lee Roach, who in return has recruited Delano to soundtrack his menswear catwalk show this January.
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