Primitive World shares video for “Azimuth”

Primitive World

Primitive World AKA Sam Willis joins R&S following a string of releases on Black Acre, Ecstatic Sound and Obsession Recordings.

The legendary Belgian label is the perfect home for his dancefloor deconstructions, with the project’s experimental, off kilter take on house & techno a natural fit for R&S Records’ boundary-shifting heritage. A former member of Kompakt duo WALLS, Primitive World draws from Willis’s time as part of influential London duo Allez Allez, whose DJ sets and podcast drew from dance music’s punk and industrial fringes.

Purple Caps finds the Primitive World with four original tracks confidently club focused yet esoteric enough to demand the attention of DJs and dancers with an off kilter rhythmic sensibility. Since its inception in 2012 with the Danceteria EP on Black Acre the project has won fans among DJs such as Untold, Lowtec, Joy Orbison and Barnt, and onto Tessela’s Radio 1 show.

The Digital release of Purple Caps is completed by a remix from Willis’ former bandmate and current Ecstatic label partner / Diagonal artist Alessio Natalizia in his Not Waving guise, bestowing on the title track the unique EBM/noise sound Natalizia has mined in his own post-WALLS solo project, and illustrating the scope of further riches promised by both producers as they forge new paths and alternative perspectives on what club music can and ought to be.


Primitive World
Purple Caps EP
R&S Records
December 4, 2015
1. Purple Caps
2. Azimuth
3. Q-Type
4. Tides Of Lust
5. Purple Caps (Not Waving remix) [digital only]