Fresh off the back of the wonderfully dynamic single ‘FAMOUS’, producer MODEL 86 delivers his eagerly anticipated follow-up, the richly electro ‘TRAUMA’.
The second track to be taken from MODEL 86(real name Matthew Wilcock)’s upcoming EP entitled ‘I was depressed and anxious for most of my 20s until I came off my tablets’, features a superbly crafted jaunty bassline, alongside deep, melodic synths which contribute to a down-tempo and hypnotic feel to the production.
Writing, producing and experimenting from an early age, Manchester-born MODEL 86 dropped out of art college to study music and began exploring a waypoint between beats, golden age hip hop, electronics, dance and art.
Wilcock chose the pseudonym ‘MODEL 86‘ due to its androgyny and much like the name, his music is a fluid, shapeshifting sound which stretches its appeal to fans of numerous genres. His diverse back catalogue of self-released material highlights Wilcock’s rich depth of influences, from artists Nils Frahm to Jamie xx; Jai Paul to Olafur Arnalds, Flume to Japanese composer Ryoji Ikeda.
Collaborating with Palme D’Or winning director Ely Dagher on a trilogy of videos to accompany the EP release, MODEL 86 is quickly carving himself a reputation as one of electronic music’s most innovative, exciting and fast-rising talents.