Canadian DJ and producer Simon Doty announces his debut album ‘Universal Language’.
The ten-track LP will be released on Anjunadeep on the 28th of April 2023, with the first single ‘Soulflow’ (feat. Ursula Rucker) out today.
‘Soulflow’ sees Simon collaborate with American spoken word artist Ursula Rucker, whose thought-provoking vocals can be heard on tracks with artists including Dusky, Marquis Hawkes and Josh Wink. Combining Ursula’s vocals with stabbing chords and a driving bassline, Simon perfectly epitomises his timeless house sound that has previously earned him support from Adam Beyer, Adriatique, Gorgon City and Hot Since 82, among others.
A firm favourite among fans of the label, Simon first debuted on Anjunadeep in 2019 with his track ‘Sama’ and has since put out five stand out EPs on the label, including ‘Hometown EP’, his ‘Living Sound EP’ and most recently, his collaborative cut ‘Touch The Sky’ with Marsh, which have collectively amassed over 3 million streams and support from the likes of Pete Tong, Danny Howard, Gorgon City and Ben Malone.
Crafted for the dancefloor, Simon’s debut album ‘Universal Language’ gives the audience a chance to listen to a range of musical styles that they can expect to hear Simon play during one of his DJ sets, ranging from house to deep house to melodic techno.
“We’re starting to lose the groove in underground dance music. This album is partly about showing people that club music can still be melodic and emotional.” – Simon Doty
The album features a range of collaborations including American spoken word artist Ursula Rucker, british duo My Friend, singer / songwriter Tailor, UK-based producer and vocalist Artche, british songstress Ruth Royall and legendary American vocalist Roland Clark as well as a remix of JODA’s hit track ‘Closer’ (feat. Robyn Sherwell).
In support of his upcoming album, Simon has recently announced phase one of his ‘Universal Language’ tour. Featuring over 30 dates, the tour kicks off in February in North and South America, before moving over to Europe and Asia. More dates will be announced later this year.
Simon Doty ‘Universal Language’ Tracklist
Simon Doty feat. Ursula Rucker – Soulflow
Simon Doty & My Friend feat. Tailor – Follow Me
Simon Doty & Artche – Who Do You Love?
Simon Doty – Have You Ever?
Simon Doty & My Friend – Am I The Only One?
JODA feat. Robyn Sherwell – Closer (Simon Doty Remix)
Simon Doty feat. Ruth Royall – Heat Of The Moment
Simon Doty – Midnight Oil
Simon Doty – Sloane + Sibs
Simon Doty feat. Roland Clark – Universal Language
‘Universal Language’ Phase 1 album tour dates
Feb 3 – 2GTHR – Buenos Aires, AR
Feb 4 – XL Abasto – Cordoba, AR
Feb 9 – WacKo Club – Amman, JO
Feb 11 – Five – Dubai, AE
Feb 17 – Salon Amador – Medellin, CO
Feb 24 – Sound – Los Angeles, US
Feb 25 – Bang Bang – San Diego, US
Mar 3 – CHVRCH Of John – Edmonton, CA
Mar 4 – Celebrities – Vancouver, CA
Mar 11 – EGG – London, UK
Mar 16 – Mía Beach Club, Tulum
Mar 17 – Walter Studios – Phoenix, US
Mar 18 – Audio – San Francisco, US
Mar 24 – Q Club – Seattle, US
Mar 25 – Subrosa – Calgary, CA
Mar 31 – Magic Stick – Detroit, US
Apr 1 – Fairmount – Montreal, CA
Apr 7 – Bauhaus – Houston, US
Apr 8 – Vinyl – Denver, US
Apr 14 – Lost – Miami, US
Apr 15 – District – Atlanta, US
Apr 21 – Spybar – Chicago, US
Apr 22 – Coda – Toronto, CA
Apr 23 – Moxy Uptown – Minneapolis, US
Apr 28 – It’ll Do – Dallas, US
Apr 29 – Flash – Washington DC, US
May 5 – Inoki – Brooklyn, US
May 6 – Elixir – Orlando, US
May 13 – Joshua Brooks – Manchester, UK
May 20 – The Arch – Brighton, UK