A lot of melons were harmed in the making of this.

Powell obliterates a watermelon with his bare head in the video for new track  ‘Jonny (ft. Jonny)’.

The video, which was was inspired by his long-running NTS show Melon Magic, shows fans of the Diagonal boss attempt the same brain cell-trashing feat after a call out was pasted on billboards in London and New York. It also features footage from Diagonal’s fifth anniversary tour in North America. Disappointingly, Russell Haswell doesn’t get in on the action.

‘Jonny (ft. Jonny)’ includes vocals from Jonnine Standish of HTRK and is taken from Powell’s forthcoming album, Sport, due out October 14 on XL. Talking about the sound of the album, Powell cautioned: “It’s not a techno record, a dance album, a ‘no-wave techno’ thing, whatever the fuck that is. It’s just the sound of what goes in my head.”

The single is out tomorrow on 12” vinyl, along with previous single ‘Frankie [feat. Frankie]’. You can pre-order the album from the XL Recordings site.

Now dive into Powell’s FACT mix.



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