On November 8, the Bristol bass super-villain Joker will release his long-awaited debut album, The Vision (Kapsize/4AD), thereby unleashing criminal levels of womp and grime. Joker has already released two tracks from the album—the instrumental “Tron” and “The Vision (Let Me Breathe)” featuring the voice of bass slut Jessie Ware—as well as the video, posted below, for a third single titled “Back In The Days.” On September 27, he will release two more songs on a 12″ of “Here Come The Lights” b/w “My Trance Girl” in anticipation of The Vision.
The Vision has been in progress since 2009, when then-20-year-old Joker released “Purple City.” The new single, “Back In The Days,” marries four quick-spitting British MCs—Buggsy, Shadz, Scarz and Double (KHK-SP)—with the industrial buzz of Joker’s bass in a simple and straightforward video. On top of all of this new material, Joker Tweeted a remix of Brit electro-pop music haircut Ellie Goulding‘s “Starry Eyed.” Next month, the Joker will hit Gotham for the CMJ Music Marathon & Film Festival.
Tracklist For The Vision:
02. Here Come The Lights [featuring Silas (Turboweekend)] 03. Tron
04. The Vision (Let Me Breathe) [featuring Jessie Ware] 05. Milky Way
06. Level 6 (Interlude)
07. My Trance Girl
08. Lost [featuring Buggsy and Otis Brown] 09. On My Mind [featuring William Cartwright] 10. Back In The Days [featuring Buggsy, Shadz, Scarz and Double (KHK-SP)] 11. Electric Sea [featuring Jay Wilcox] 12. The Magic Causeway [Joker and Ginz Outro]