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the new EP: 'MAD WORLD'

Release Date: 10th june 2021

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Amey explains...

 

Mad World is about the delusion of supremacy.

 

Whether we think we are superior because we are white or male or heterosexual or able-bodied etc, It's all an illusion. Which in the words of the song can cause 'so much pain and confusion'.

 

I have put to bed certain childhood fantasies like finding a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow but 'the fool in my heart still dares to dream' about a time when there will be equality for all regardless of gender, race,  class, sexual orientation, and the like.

 

I suppose the message of the song is despite the fact that we live in a society where there is so much inequality, if our sense of freedom comes from within then we can feel completely unfettered by society's constraints.

 

When we stop feeling the need to keep up with the `Joneses, when we dress how we like without worrying what anyone thinks, when we follow our dreams, when we truly learn to love ourselves and embrace the person we were always meant to be that's real freedom and it's within our grasp.

 

'We've got the strength to survive in this mad, bad world we're living in'. Yes we really have.

 

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“Whether releasing tracks as Abstract Source or through his many collaborations, you get the idea that this brilliant artist and teacher will touch the lives of many people. His steady flow of directed and passionate energy takes the form of a wonderfully unpredictable musical output" - Ashley Casselle (Global Underground | Junior Boys Own)

Music means everything to Jules and after a chat about the many layers of his career, he reveals more than a few surprises. From his past DJ exploits playing on a desert island in Malaysia, a Chinese temple for NYE or, closer to home at Dalston's bustling Superstore.

He possesses a unique energy which fills his long white walled studio in Brick Lane, enthusing about the artists he’s collaborated with, like techno pioneer Russ Gabriel on 'The Return EP'. He's most at home among LED lights, flickering buttons and pulsing switches, while drum machines and sequencers roll effortlessly into action to reveal new tracks.

 

After a spell running the label Abstrakt Dance with techno kingpin Colin Dale, Jules is now focussing on his Abstract Source sound. From the lush house of ‘Day to Night’ on Chicago’s Large Records to the gyrating drum & bass of ‘Tell Me’ on London’s V Recordings. His music has found its way into some esteemed places: Peter Gabriel's Cue Songs have picked up the rights to his catalogue while Finlay Cowan (Pink Floyd Illustrator) has commissioned him to soundtrack a new project, the intriguing 'Subway Slim'.

Jules is currently developing a music therapy project aptly named DMT (Digital Music Therapy) which stems from a recent bout of chronic insomnia. He has already delivered sound workshops to over 200 people and a second album is on its way.

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Amey St. Cyr

Amey was well on her way to a successful career in music in the mid-nineties when fate intervened. After giving birth to her daughter, Amey developed crippling postnatal depression and her band broke up, leading to a period of alcohol and drug addiction. Now free from her illness and addiction, she is able to commit herself to music once again. As well as singing, Amey is also an actor and has appeared in music videos for the likes of Krept & Konan and Big Narstie. She has also recently written and performed a theatrical piece with her daughter Zakia, called Voices Of The Motherland, exploring their relationship and touching upon issues of immigration, race, family and identity.

Amey has had a varied career as a singer, songwriter, actor and model. She has featured in films and music videos, and most recently has been working on a theatrical piece with her daughter Zakia, a documentary about which was produced by Zakia and featured on BBC Radio 4 [click here]. She was interviewed on Good Morning Britain in 2019 about her role in the Lumen dating app campaign. Music has been in Amey St Cyr’s blood her entire life. She provided vocals for several bands in the 1990s, including The Thompson Twins and Baby Ford.  

 

Amey makes uplifting, retro-tinged dance music with a positive message at a time when the world needs it most. A confident, inspirational artist, Amey is currently performing at gigs and open mic nights around London, and is guaranteed to get the dancefloor moving.

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mad world

Verse1

I grew up believing that that the gift of life was not free for everyman,

But lately I find freedom close at hand.

Only love can break the illusion causing so much pain and confusion, confusion.

 

Pre chorus

I know I'm through with chasing rainbows but the fool in my heart still dares to dream.

 

Chorus

We've got the strength to survive in this

Mad, Bad World we're living in,

Mad, Bad World we're living in,

Mad, Bad, Mad World

In this Mad, Bad World.

 

Verse 2

Who do you think you're fooling??

When freedom's in the soul the grand illusion falls.

Let optimism reign, rise above it all.

Bring an end to this tired delusion causing so much pain and confusion, confusion.

 

Pre chorus

I know I'm through with chasing rainbows but the fool in my heart still dares to dream.

 

Chorus...

 

But the fool in my heart still dares to dream X 3

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