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Throwing Snow debuts Alight project on Local Action

Ross Tones will release his first single from his dark new moniker on the London label next month.

Although he is best known for his melodic yet beat-driven productions under the Throwing Snow name, 2013 has seen Ross Tones’ most recognisable moniker take a back seat, electing instead to focus on the Snow Ghosts collaboration with Augustus Ghost, with the ethereal sounds of their debut LP A Small Murmuration seeing release on Fabric’s Houndstooth label in June. News now arrives that Tones will be capping off his year with another new alias in the form of Alight; the four track Iridis EP (the digital version of which includes a bonus remix of “Obelisk” from Bristol producer Ziro) will provide the first material from the project and see release on Local Action, continuing a relationship with the London-based label which began with 2011’s excellent Too Polite EP.

Although details regarding the sound of the project as a whole are scarce, the Iridis EP’s title track supposedly has its roots in “Too Polite” from that same Local Action release, a jungle-influenced track which arguably predated much of this year’s revival of the genre. Originally starting life as a live version of “Too Polite”, the track supposedly “developed into something deeper and darker over several shows and studio sessions.” The track can be streamed in its entirety below – we recommend hanging around until the frankly ridiculous final minute which puts most of this year’s so-called “jungle” to shame.

Local Action will release the Iridis EP on 12″ and digital formats on December 16.


A1. Obelisk
A2. Darqa
B1. Iridis
B2. Caligo
Digital Bonus: Obelisk (Ziro Remix)