Alex Metric & Jacques Lu Cont featuring Malin’s ‘Safe With You’ was first unveiled in May via a world exclusive of the dub mix from Annie Mac on Radio 1. A recent No.1 on the Cool Cuts chart, ‘Safe With You’ can now be enjoyed in all its vocal glory. With Malin’s (Niki & The Dove) distinctive tones sitting atop one of the finest main room electro pop tracks in years, this carries all the hallmarks of becoming one of 2013’s biggest records.
Alex Metric kicks off his summer festival season this month with gigs at Isle Of Wight Festival, Glastonbury and Rockness. He’ll then hit the States for his third US DJ tour of 2013, playing alongside ‘Safe With You’ co-producer Jacques Lu Cont (aka Stuart Price) at Electric Daisy Carnival in Vegas on June 21st, amongst club gigs in San Francisco and Vancouver. His famed residency at London’s XOYO on 14th June was another roadblock, with guest appearances from Alan Braxe and Du Tonic. Alex has also been busy in the studio remixing Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Foals and most recently the forthcoming third single from Empire Of The Sun’s new album.
Jacques Lu Cont’s recent Tracques Vol 1 album (released under his Tracques moniker) received the kind of acclaim you’d expect for one of electronic music’s most celebrated and consistent talents. No matter the pseudonym, Price sets the musical agenda for each genre he touches. With cuts like ‘Motor’, released on Boys Noize Records earlier in the year, and ‘Safe With You’, 2013 looks set to be a vintage year for the LA-residing super producer.
Malin is the lead singer of Swedish indietronica outfit, Niki & The Dove, who first broke in the UK via their inclusion in the BBC’s Sound Of 2012 poll (No.5). Since the release of their debut album, ‘Instinct’, Niki & The Dove have won the 2013 European Border Breakers Award.