Clouds are 21 and 22 year old Scots Calum Macleod and Liam Robertson. With a sound that has seen steady development from frenzied banger to subtle, inventive techno, they have garnered huge support from the reigning heavyweights of electronic music… it’s not often that an artist can count a list of artists like Richie Hawtin, The Chemical Brothers, Marcel Dettmann, Michael Mayer, Sven Vath, Chris Liebing, Boys Noize and Martin Gore as ardent supporters.
Part of Turbo Recordings core of young ‘New Jack Techno’ artists, Tiga has championed their first releases, paving the way for a breakthrough year in 2013. A series of club 12″s entitled ‘Tannhauser Acid Works’, and a stockpile of dance floor weaponry is set for release on Gary Beck’s new label and Fifth Wall, as well as remixes for the likes of Hot Chip, and indie upstarts Blue Hawaii and Suuns.
Most significantly, the duo have just finished their debut album and it’s a brilliant and subtle collection of techno that comfortably situates them in the same league as UK masters Actress and Zomby. First listeners and key press have been blown away. The album is set for release in June, on Turbo Recordings.
Increasingly versatile as DJs, Clouds centre themselves with a foundation of powerful, big-room techno, but they skillfully incorporate influences that range from UK bass music, electro, and house. In the tradition of the best UK DJs, they exhibit knowledge and range that is remarkable for their age. Watch out… Clouds are unequivocally one of the brightest talents in electronic music.