Model Man was invited by the illustrious classical label, Deutsche Grammophon to reinterpret Debussy’s ‘La Fille Aux Cheveux De Lin’, available now as the focus track from the upcoming LP ‘Summer Tales’ (out on vinyl/digital this summer).
Deutsche Grammophon recorded a grand piano recital of the Debussy piece in Berlin and sent the audio to Mark Brandon, aka Model Man. What started as a classical re-imagining has turned into a BIG Model Man track. Brandon grew up playing classical piano and adoring Debussy’s works, so he leapt at the chance to work with the oldest surviving record label in the world on this release.
Reminiscent of the uplifting vibes of ‘Clarity’ (Model Man’s 10 mil-streamed 2019 release), ‘La Fille aux Cheveux de Lin’ (Model Man Rework) has transported Debussy from 19th Century classicism into the summer of 2022 – euphoric throughout, Model Man even brings his synonymous vocal chops to bathe the track in warm festival vibes.
Brandon’s love for classical music came not from elitist private education, but from his piano teacher Mother. Whilst his discovery of the rave scene in his teenage years saw him kicking against this classical exposure, Debussy and other favourite composers continued to feed into the conscious creative process that is Model Man’s sound.
Fusing ambient electronics with elements of bass culture, Brandon’s creative stance pits the physical against the cerebral, often with striking results. Since releasing music, he has garnered widespread support from the likes of BBC Radio 1, BBC 6 Music, DJ Mag, Mixmag and The Independent. While providing remix duties for, and receiving reworks from, artists such as TSHA, Elderbrook, Prospa, MJ Cole and Alan Fitzpatrick amongst others. He was also recently selected as part of Apple Music’s ‘Up Next’ selection.
Model Man released a truly remarkable debut LP offering in late 2021 putting this burgeoning production talent firmly on the electronic music map and beyond.