With his Mercury nominated debut C Duncan seemed to expertly capture both a sound and mood.
Fragrant dream pop with pangs of nostalgia, the record rightfully won a devoted cult audience, prompted in no small part by those intoxicating live shows.
Returning to his bedroom studio to focus on a follow up, the Glasgow artist seems to be imbued with renewed confidence.
New album 'The Midnight Sun' arrives next month, and it finds C Duncan stretching his legs a little, and filling his creative lungs with pure, clean air.
It's reliably dreamy, but amidst those somnabulist textures all manner of hues, tones, and subtle shifts in mood can be detected.
Clash invited C Duncan to craft a mix based on his influences, on the sounds that inspire him. Ranging from Madlib to Lone, Blood Orange to J Dilla, it's an eye-opening insight into some of the artists that fire up his musical energies.
Check it out now.
Madlib - Stepping Into Tomorrow
Blood Orange - Uncle ACE
Geotheory - Gypsy Woman
Dirty Chocolate - Multiverse (feat. Abbi Press)
Toro Y Moi - Grown Up Calls
J Dilla - Workinonit
Lapalux - Midnight Peelers
Astrud Gilberto - Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me)
Moods - Love Is Real
The Avalanches - If I Was A Folkstar
Lone - 2 Is 8
Koop - Summer Sun
Geotheory - Venus
Thundercat - Bus In These Streets
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C Duncan will release new album 'The Midnight Sun' on October 7th. Catch him live at the following shows:
23 Aberdeen The Lemon Tree at True North Festival
13 London ICA
15 Glasgow Citizens Theatre
1 London O2 Shepherds Bush Empire