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With a busy festival season ahead, it’s time people got to know a little more about Unknown.

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Last Edited by: Chris MUG5 Maguire July 20th, 2013

With his EP I Cry set to drop in late July, Unknown has revealed the video to title track via SPIN. Produced by Oisin DNST, the video features a geometrically morphing forest in Northern Ireland, populated by otherworldly shapes moving to the intricate beats of Unknown and emotive vocal of Gemma Dunleavy.

La Roux. Skrillex. Ryan Vail. All artists that the internet rumour mill have thrown up as the potential identity of Northern Irish beatmaker, Unknown. He is not any of them. What he is, is an innovative producer who’s creative sounds have captivated many since he began releasing music last year. Naturally, the combination of anonymity combined with the prodigious talent has caused speculation, with Ellie Goulding tweeted “Who IS this? I wish I knew..” after hearing '#008' on Dummy last year. His numbered series of tracks, released on YouTube, served to get the blogosphere in a right old lather, with The Needle Drop and No Fear Of Pop championing Unknown’s spacious, static drenched textures and intricate production methods. Signed to the fast rising Champion Sound Music, this July will see the release of Unknown’s forthcoming EP I Cry, the next step in the progression of this exciting young producer.

Late May saw Pitchfork premiere EP title track 'I Cry', featuring the dulcet tones of Gemma Dunleavy. The reaction only served to further heighten the anticipation for the upcoming EP, with Noisey electro affiliate THUMP offering a sneak peak at a remix of the title track by exciting bass producer EJECA. A sit down interview with This Is Fake DIY revealed that the cloak in which Unknown exists is “not a cynical ploy to create hype”, that he allows his forceful, garage embodied tracks to create an impression with as little sideshow as possible. With a busy festival season ahead, it’s time people got to know a little more about Unknown.

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