Manchester-born electronic producer MODEL 86 (real name Matthew Wilcock) has announced a brand-new EP entitled ‘I Was Depressed And Anxious For Most Of My 20s Until I Came Off My Tablets’, due 27 April 2018. To be released in trilogy format, the three-track EP launches on the 19th January with first single ‘FAMOUS’, whilst follow up singles ‘TRAUMA’ and ‘I Don’t Give A Fuck What U Say, Which Means I Do’ are unveiled over the coming months.
Fusing his artistic vision and love for music with a background in sound design and composition, MODEL 86 bases his music on his own personal experiences; “I always have a few things on my mind; class division, casual sexism, poverty and depression, so these themes tend to be what come out in my music.”
‘FAMOUS’ sees MODEL 86 team up with Rayon Nelson, who laces the bass heavy beat with a soft, dreamy vocal. “Collaborating with people, musicians and filmmakers, is what gets me out of bed in the morning”, says Matthew. “When you work with special talents, you want to match them and show them what you can do – they push you out of your comfort zone.”
Wilcock chose the pseudonym ‘MODEL 86’ due to its androgyny and 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. His varied musical style seeing support from tastemakers at BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra, 6music, NME and Nowness.
Multi-talented, diverse, and highly personable, MODEL 86 is quickly carving himself a reputation as one of electronic music’s most exciting and fast-rising talents.
1. FAMOUS (ft. Rayon Nelson)