From The Academy


46 mins|Recorded 1 May 2013Next From The Academy Today at 8:30pm EDT

Glaswegian producer whizzkid and Young Turks cohort Koreless showcases his sweeping melodies and soulful electronics live in NYC.

Born and raised in Bangor in North West Wales, Koreless, aka Lewis Roberts, relocated to Glasgow for four years to study Naval Architecture. While spending his summer holidays building ships, he secretly dedicated weeks honing another craft, his music. After Jamie xx introduced Young Turks to Koreless’ first track Up Down Up Down in 2011, the trailblazing label invited him on his first trip to London, to play alongside Bullion, Pariah, Sampha, and Kwes. Since then, Koreless has released several singles, collaborated with Sampha and Jacques Greene, and sailed into the hearts of Internet ravers ’round the globe. Both simple and sophisticated, Koreless’ tracks should soon see this 21st-century Noah and his ark on a nonstop cruise around the world’s most discerning dancefloors.