I Told U feat. Steve Spacek
Kuna Maze

Released: 4 Apr 2023

Label: Tru Thoughts

Brussels-based producer, multi-instrumentalist and DJ Kuna Maze announces his debut album ‘Night Shift’ – a concept record built around the journey into the night – with new track “I Told U”; featuring legend in the scene and creative polymath Steve Spacek, who adds his ghostly vocals to the lead single.

“I Told U” is a deep, dark and dreamy track that uses syncopated drums, heavy bass lines and floating vocals accentuated via dub FX. London-born but now based in Sydney, Australia, Steve White is a pioneer of electronic soul music; from his earliest incarnations in Stex in the early 90s to the present day as Steve Spacek, he has pushed boundaries with aesthetics and technology. He has released music with the most forward-thinking labels across the musical spectrum – SPA, Eglo, Ninja Tune, Warp, K7, Island Universal, Black Focus and Exit Records. “He’s a real legend and a massive influence for me and my work; it’s a real honour to have him on the LP”, Kuna Maze adds.

‘Night Shift’ evokes the nostalgia of sweaty and smoky jazz clubs but through the prism of modern electronic music. This ethos is projected through Kuna Maze’s live band, a melting pot between the jazz and club culture of the then and now. Acting as an anthesis to the sunlight imagery often associated with broken beat, house and jazz music, ‘Night Shift’ is an ode to the city after dark, a hypnagogic whirlwind into the unknown.

“This album is about the nightlife, the party, the wandering, the weird things that can happen at night, almost supernatural sometimes, the people (weird and not) you can cross, the night shops, the people working at night…” Kuna Maze explains.

Kuna Maze also hits the road, sharing details of live and DJ shows across Belgium, France and Germany.