Coyu - You Don’t Know
Format: 3 X LP TRIFOLD SLEEVE
Catalogue No.: SALBUM003
Release Date: 1st November 2019
Genre: Minimal/Tech House
A1 Coyu feat. Lazarusman – You Don’t Know (Intro)
A2 Coyu feat. Mike Leary – We All Try
A3 Coyu – Out Of The Pain
B1 Coyu feat. The Black 80s – The Three Chimney
B2 Coyu feat. Thomas Gandey – 1+1 (Album Mix)
B3 Coyu – Insania
C1 Coyu & Moby – I May Be Dead, But One Day The World Will Be Beautiful Again
C2 Coyu – Waking Up From Anxious Dreams (Metamorphosis)
C3 Coyu – Dia Uno (The Beginning Of A New Era
D1 Coyu - Volare
D2 Coyu – Happiness? Go Ahead
D3 Coyu – La Coherencia De No Ser Coherente
E1 Coyu feat. The Horrorist – My First Pill
E2 Coyu feat. Gabriella Vergilov – Unite
F1 Coyu – Fear Is Gonna Be A Player In Your Life
F2 Coyu – Wanna Do Right, Wanna Do Wrong
Influential Spanish artist Coyu is stepping out on his own Suara label with a long overdue debut album entitled ‘You Don’t Know’ that is going to shatter all conceptions about him, the 16 track affair showcases his broad range and takes in collaborators like Moby, Lazarusman, The Horrorist, Thomas Gandey and many more.
Coyu quickly rose through the ranks to become one of the most prominent names in underground dance music. The Spanish man famous for his love of cats has established his Suara label as a go-to outlet for the most essential house and tech tracks, as well as releasing his own expressive grooves on Cocoon Recordings, Diynamic, Bedrock Records, Turbo Recordings and MORE. Now he really stretches his legs across a fantastic full length album that goes way beyond the dance floor and shows many new sides to his sound. The artist has been working on it since 2012 and aims to show people that whatever they think about him is wrong.
Says the artist himself, “the album is named ‘You Don't Know’ because many people have a preconceived idea of who I am. Until now, maybe I wasn't smart enough to show them my roots, what I love and what I can offer to the music. I'm not just a DJ or a producer who can play or make grooves – I love many different genres and many different kinds of music. With this album I want to change that preconception.”
The album kicks off with a dramatic spoken word from legendary vocalist Lazarusman before exploring low slung and sleazy grooves on ‘The Three Chimney’, floaty light melodic and dreamy house on ‘Out of The Pain’ and more club focussed but just as dreamy fair on ‘We All Try’ with Mike Leary.
Proving he can do everything from poolside gems to peak time techno, ‘Fear Is Gunna Be A Player In Your Life’ is one to get you in a trance with its sonar like synths and rolling deep space drums. Thomas Gandey aka Cagedbaby then steps up to guest on ‘1+1’ which is a hands in the air piano anthem to pump the party, and ‘Wanna Do Right, Wanna Do Wrong’ is a techno cut with brilliantly energetic drum programming and a big, perfectly placed vocal sample.
Switching up the vibe is ‘I May Be Dead, But One Day The World Will Be Beautiful Again’ with none other than dance legend Moby. It is a heavenly track with break beats, angelic melodies and a celestial feel that leaves you refreshed. The second half touches on raved-up drum & bass, gurgling minimal techno and harder techno with mind melting acid synths. The Horrorist contributes to the banging ‘My First Pill’, while the techno journey continues with ‘Unite’ featuring Gabriella Vergilov before the album finishes on the fluttering ambient track ‘Insania’, with mad church bells and manic percussion all bringing things to a close in style.
This is a broad, adventurous album that covers plenty of music ground and takes you on a true electronic trip from one of dance music’s most accomplished names.