It seems like forever that we’ve been telling people to check out Aera.
The Berlin-based producer has been steadily self-releasing excellent dance singles for the last half decade, today accumulating in his debut album, Offseason Traveller. Named because of the time Aera spent in South America while writing it, it’s a self-described “notebook” of MPC funk, smeared house, quasi-dubstep and more; when FACT spoke to Aera for an On Record feature earlier this year, he explained that South America “influenced the music – not in terms of South American music, but more just being out there, on the road, it was six months of total freedom. Each day, a new city. That’s one thing that influenced it, but on the other hand coming back to Berlin and working again – I had to use every spare hour to make the music.”
Offseason Traveller is out today through Aleph Music; FACT have the exclusive stream below.