EPM Music welcomes The Third Man to its label roster in 2013 with his stunning 'Beyond The Heliosphere' album due for release in the Spring. As a precursor to the album are two EPs, the first of which is `Double Dawn' featuring remixes from John Heckle and Claro Intelecto.
The Third Man (aka Toby Leeming) is a London based music producer who has presented releases on a variety of high quality, influential labels including Ai, ART and Tabernacle. 'Beyond the Heliosphere' will be his first album proper and affords him the opportunity to explore music outside the realm of the dancefloor, on which much of his output to date has focused. Having recently taken a hiatus from releasing music as The Third Man, his return will draw on a broad range of influences and the darker side of his music production.
The first track taken from the album is the deeper than deep 'Double Dawn' with its dark electronic beats, sweeping melodies and housey stabs. And who better to step up to the remix plate than fellow Tabernacle artist John Heckle and Claro Intelecto, who first made his name releasing on Ai.
As well as releases on Tabernacle, Heckle had already caught people's attention with tracks on Mathematics like his 'Life On Titan EP' and more recently 'The Last Magic Maker' for Crème Organisation. Using an assortment of hardware, his live shows have also been causing quite a stir. His remix of 'Double Dawn' is punctuated with those early-house claps, and great synth work to create a shuffling, intoxicating groove.
Claro Intelecto's parents bought him his first synth at the tender age of ten giving Mark Stewart a wise old head when it comes to production! So it's no wonder that music became an ever more important preoccupation for this Manchester man. In adulthood releases began to appear on labels like Modern Love, Ai and Delsin, who have all released one album each since his debut longplayer back in 2004. For his remix of "Double Dawn" we get layers of dense electronics and a smooth moody tone.
This first rate production continues with a second EP from The Third Man's album, due shortly.