“The Do Androids Dream project is about joining the dots between the different musical landscapes that I have moved in over the past 5 years or so, but also about putting my club sound at the heart of the experience,” explains Bayer. ”Do Androids Dream Part 1 and Part 2 are very epic and unravel over several minutes… They’re essentially clubby progressive tracks. The lead track Super Human with Asbjørn has an indie-sensibility at its heart, but is actually a real peak time anthem in my sets, before Tomorrow Boys explores the glitchy electronica of ‘If It Were You, We’d Never Leave,’ but blended with the song writing skills of Asbjorn.”
I had the pleasure of interviewing Andrew Bayer back in the Fall for what I consider one of the coolest question/answer sessions I’ve conducted over the lifetime of this blog. Bayer’s sound is so unique and so polished that it’s hard not to get excited both about his music and his live shows. As someone who’s appreciated Andrew Bayer’s music since the guys at Above & Beyond and Anjunabeats brought him to the forefront of electronic dance music, the thought of seeing him live – which has yet to happen for me – is one that really raises the anticipation levels.
The mysterious, genre-merging Andrew Bayer has announced his biggest tour yet in a DJ career that has been built on exclusive and elusive performances – most notably at New York’s Madison Square Garden last October.
Comprising 11 exclusive headline shows across the USA and Canada, the Do Androids Dream Part 2 tour will be Andrew’s only North America club dates in the first half of 2015 – and will coincide one of his most sonically ambitious studio projects to date.
Released on April 2, the accompanying 5-track Do Androids Dream EP comprises 26 minutes of cutting-edge electronic music that blurs the boundaries between the human and digital worlds. Covering deep, classic progressive textures, big room melodics and downtempo electronica, the mini-album also features two very distinct and unique tracks alongside Danish singer-songwriter Asbjørn. A huge standout anthem from that aforementioned Madison Square Garden set is the lead single “Super Human” (feat. Asbjørn) and can be streamed below along with three other tracks from the EP.
Grab your copy of Do Androids Dream and make sure to go out and see Andrew Bayer live when he stops at a city near you! The tour begins tomorrow.