When asked in a recent interview for Paper Magazine
The previous release featured ‘Turbo’ and ‘Heartbeats’, (plus a Jokers Of The Scene remix of ‘Turbo’). Born on Halloween 1985, he’s the son of a painter mother and a professional heavyweight boxer father. Burns enjoyed a childhood spent combining amateur boxing with learning to play the piano and guitar, discovering the delights of sampling software in his spare time.
While BURNS has gained notoriety for the kind of sonic bursts associated with European stalwarts such as Justice and Boyz Noise (but stamped with the kind of rave (un)sensibility that could only come from a British upbringing), there’s far more in his kitbag than all out aural assaults, hence his support from a wide range of DJs including Erol Alkan, A-Trak, DJ Mehdi, Dubfire, Don Diablo, and beyond. His ear for melody shows he can match the likes of Falke and Lindstrom note for blissful note.
The ‘Teknique EP’ once again points to BURNS’ ability to pursue his own musical agenda through a variety of styles. ‘Teknique’ is an epic dancefloor banger, with a seismic piano riff;‘First Move’ is a quirky, off kilter stride through filtered loops and effects, while ‘In My Eyes’ is the latest missive from his disco arsenal, drawing comparisons with A-Trak and Armand’s Duck Sauce Project. Remixes come courtesy of Fred Falke and His Majesty Andre.
BURNS 'Teknique EP'