London-based artist Alexandrer Kotz – aka Elderbrook – kicks off 2017 with the release of his much anticipated new single First Time. The track will be released via Kobalt on the 27th January, and is part of a two-track EP due to be released in February.
Slowly building ambience, First Time drops into electrifying synths and sharp looping vocals layered with Elderbook’s luscious chorus. The combination of soulful vocals and synth melody creates a beautiful blend of pop-infused electronica. The single is produced by Kid-Echo who had huge success with Crank It, in collaboration with George Kwali.
First Time follows the huge success of his single Closer last year, which was supported by BBCR1 DJs including Monki, as well as being officially remixed by the likes of Eats Everything and George Kwali. First Time is a strong start to what is set to be a big year for Elderbrook, as he prepares for his headline show at XOYO on 30th March.
Singer, songwriter and classically trained multi-instrumentalist, Alexander Kotz, otherwise known as Elderbrook has cemented his status as an artist to watch. 2015 saw the release of his debut EP Simmer Down on acclaimed label Black Butter and his first track ‘Could’ has been streamed over 3.5 million times on Spotify. His follow up Travel Slow hit #1 on HypeMachine, leading onto a collaboration with respected German artist Andhim on How Many Times. The track received heavy praise from Annie Mac and Pete Tong on BBC Radio 1 and Mixmag picked it out as one of their top tracks of 2015. His touring schedule has been hectic, accompanying trio RÜFÜS DÜ SOL on their European BLOOM tour, appearances with Gorgon City for their Kingdom Tour which included a date at The Warehouse Project and a headline show at the much-hyped new venue in Omeara. Continuing on with his successful trajectory, Elderbrook released his official remix of Clean Bandit’s no.1 single ‘Rockabye’ and a headline show at XOYO London in March. His brand new EP project is due early this year.
Tickets for Elderbrook’s Headline Show at XOYO: gigst.rs/Eldrbk