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Exclusive Premiere: Mason – Up In The Vessel



This month saw the release of Mason’s sophomore album ZOA, via their Animal Language imprint. A example of “joyous musical freedom” as the promo correctly puts it, ZOA flits playfully between genres, showcasing the diverse talents Mason have to offer. Now Data Transmission’s favourite cooky duo are offering you lovely readers an exclusive first full stream of album track Up In The Vessel!

The first track on the album, and described by Mason member Iason as perfectly describing the duo, ‘Up In The Vessel’ is jam packed with upbeat, pop-tastic synths (yes, they really do require the word “pop-tastic”) with a heavy 80s vibe. What better way is there to celebrate freedom of expression though? lason explains this was the motivation behind the whole of ZOA: “For the last two years we’ve released lots of club oriented stuff, but kept on making all kinds of other music in the background. Making only club driven tracks 24/7 is just a bit dull! We had absolutely no musical boundaries making ZOA. Anything goes, as long as we’re digging it. It’s the opposite of writing DJ tool ‘fodder’, or pre-fabricated radio hits. It made the whole process so enjoyable.”

Stream ‘Up In The Vessel’ below and grab yourself a copy of ZOA on Beatport.


01. Up In The Vessel 02. Gotta Have You Back ft Rouge Mary 03. Thomas’ Sleepover 04. Here’s My Heart ft Jocelyn Brown 05. Reach The Stars ft ‘Rockattack’ Ten and Big Boy Caprice 06. Get Back! 07. Eight Oh Eight 08. Someone I’m Not ft Lizzie Massey 09. Peer Pressure ft Champagne Champagne 10. Rock Steady Love 11. Solid Gold ft Pien Feith 12. When We Touch 13. Control ft Zoot Woman 14. Salamander

Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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