!K7 has announced the release of a new Portable album in late August. The new longplayer will simply be called ‘Alan Abrahams’ (The South African producer’s real name) and contains eleven new tracks. You can stream the bittersweet first track ‘Say It’s Gonna Change’ in full below.
Alan Abrahams aka Portable emerged more than fifteen years ago with a sound that marries real electronic soul with deep moods and abstract grooves, releasing his minimal wares on cult labels like Perlon and Live At Robert Johnson, as well as his own Süd Electronic.
Portable’s music reached a new level of exposure when the 2014 track ‘Surrender’ appeared in re-edited form on DJ Koze’s critically acclaimed DJ-Kicks mix. Portable signed to !K7, and is to release his sixth full length artist album through the label in August 2016. The 11 track affair is his most personal yet, and as such is a self-titled work that features plenty of his own vocal work, as well as some choice collaborations.
‘Alan Abrahams’ was written over the last two years, during the emotional break up of a relationship and the formation of a new one. Abrahams: ‘This album is also a natural progression from dance music into something akin to a mutated musical style that incorporates stuff I listen to all the time such as classical, African and new jazz.’
01. Your Warrior ft. Kinoo, Aletchko & Johannes Schön
02. Say It’s Going To Change
03. Closer ft. Knox Chandler
04. More Than
05. As For Me ft. Kinoo & Aletchko
07. The Loneliness Of The Long Distance Drinker
09. The Year My Dreams Come True
10. This Frozen Lake ft. Kinoo
‘Alan Abrahams’ is out on August 19 through !K7Records.