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Tincture - Tryst (feat. Hazel Brown)

BY Higher Plains | 07-Nov-2013
After a long string of bootlegs, remixes and mixtapes, Tincture is finally ready to release his long awaited EP, starting with his first single ‘Tryst’, featuring Melbourne’s Hazel Brown (Otouto).

Tryst' is the first single from Tincture's debut EP, due out via Silo Arts & Records (Rainbow Chan, Motion Picture Actress) late January 2014. Borrowing from the worlds of UK Garage, Minimal Techno and Shoegaze, 'Tryst' washes over the listener with soaring vocals, sharp percussion and a glistening guitar tone. Hazel Brown, best known for her work with Otouto and Silo's big brother label Two Bright Lakes lends her angelic vocal to the chorus.

'Tryst' represents a step forward in Tincture's production. Best known for his work with samples and bootleg remixes, Luke Dalton has stepped outside of his comfort zone, and started embracing his new found knack for songwriting and vocals.

'Tryst' also includes a remix from acclaimed Sydney producer Nakagin (Hugh Luscombe). Hugh has applied his own style of symmetrical bliss to the track, which will be available to share in the coming weeks.


Tincture is the moniker of 23 year-old Brisbane musician and producer Luke Dalton. Despite having trained as a classical pianist for most of his childhood, Tincture began dabbling with electronic production in early 2012; turning out a series of smooth-garage inflected remixes and bootlegs that quickly garnered positive responses from both local and international critics. Pegged by many as one to keep an eye on, he has since played in support of names like Purity Ring, Daedelus and Space Dimension Controller, while also receiving national radio airplay and featuring in a mix by XXYYXX.

2013 sees Tincture ready his first official release, with the addition of live vocals and wider instrumentation pushing his sound in a refreshing new direction. A sea of noisy synths and skittering percussion complement breathy, reverb laden vocals hooks; a knowing nod in the direction of both nineties era dream- pop and the new wave of genre-blurring bedroom producers emerging from around the globe.

AUS Tour Dates:

Thursday 21 November - The Workers Club, Melbourne: Silo Arts *not-so-official* Melbourne Music Week Showcase w/ Friendships, Blossoms, Martin King, Planete and Chronic Sans Friday 22 November - Strawberry Fields, NSW