Hardly a stranger to the scene, Ash Moses first made a name for himself in DJ booths across his hometown of Sydney. It wasn't long before the bonafide musician crossed the DJ booth threshold into the realm of production under the Tunnel Signs moniker and, eventually, as one-half of the Death Strobe label, where he released his debut 'Sun' EP. Remixed by the likes of Daniel Avery and championed by DFA's James Murphy, 'Sun' made ripples in' the electronic pond far beyond his homeland. Following its success, Ash Moses has returned with a solid EP via Have A Killer Time.

The product of two years in the studio, 'Dream City' brings to life an array of Ash's influences across 5 tracks. Layered, complex, and slightly tortured, the record is a seamless amalgamation of inspiration.

"I really got into a lot of minimal wave/EBM stuff whilst making the record and found a lot of it meshes nicely with my love for science fiction, especially books and films with an underlying sense of foreboding and a climate where technology has run amok," says Ash of 'Dream City.'

A child of the '80s, Ash grew up idolizing 'Ghostbusters' and, in turn, the city of New York.

"I was always really fascinated by the city of New York and how it was an important character in those films," says Ash. "I loved the underground subway scenes in the second film and this began a lifelong interest with the unseen and hidden sides of cities."

Subsequently, he credits a trip to the city and experiencing its gritty beauty for influencing the record.

"Going to New York for the first time and seeing the steam rise from the grates fascinated the hell out of me."

“The dream city is unnervingly familiar yet totally alien. In terms of the record, it’s a reference to the skewered music, vibes and imagery that fueled the release."

On remix duty is none other than Marc Houle. A man who hardly needs an introduction, the techno veteran has graced nearly every notable stage across the world with his incomparable live performance that continues to expand and improve with each passing year. With releases on Richie Hawtin's Minus imprint as well as his own, Items & Things, Houle has, without a doubt, earned his stripes as a legendary musician and his stellar closing remix of "Cylinder" is the perfect reminder of how he got there.

Tunnel Signs   Sydney, Australia


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