There's a Very Good Explanation Behind That Techno Track on Frank Ocean's...

There's a Very Good Explanation Behind That Techno Track on Frank Ocean's 'Endless'

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There's a Very Good Explanation Behind That Techno Track on Frank Ocean's 'Endless' news

As you’ve probably already heard through the grapevine, Frank Ocean dropped his Endless visual album late Thursday night on Apple Music.

Some fans were left confused by the project’s closing track, an electronic cut called “Device Control” credited to W. Tillmans. As FACT points out, Wolfgang Tillmans is a German photographer who is dipping into the music sphere with a forthcoming EP also titled Device Control that will be out Sept. 16.

“Enormously proud and happy that Frank Ocean did include my (yet unreleased) track ‘Device Control’ as intro and as a full length ending of his Endless album!” Tillmans wrote on Instagram before laying out how the whole collaboration came together. “We were in touch about the intro, but I wouldn’t believe it until it happened. Three weeks ago I showed him a few songs, which I had written and produced for myself, and he replied ‘Device Control is brilliant. Love. Can I sample it for the intro of my album?'”

Apparently, Tillmans was surprised with the rest of the world when Endless dropped and even more shocked to see that his entire song had made the final version. “I agreed and to my excited surprise this morning he didn’t just sample it. He released my complete original track as the end of this amazing album.” That is one huge co-sign. You can stream Frank’s visual album Endless right here. Be on the lookout for more Frank Ocean which may be coming on Apple Music sometime over weekend, although it reportedly will not be titled Boys Don’t Cry.

Enormously proud and happy that Frank Ocean did include my (yet unreleased) track ‘Device Control’ as intro and as a full length ending of his ‘Endless’ album! We were in touch about the intro, but I wouldn’t believe it until it happened. Three weeks ago I showed him a few songs, which I had written and produced for myself, and he replied ‘Device Control is brilliant. Love. Can I sample it for the intro of my album?’ I agreed and to my excited surprise this morning he didn’t just sample it. He released my complete original track as the end of this amazing album. So now it’s out – and in full length.. Below are the complete production credits. Thank you everyone involved! The song is on the forthcoming Wolfgang Tillmans ‘Device Control EP’ (Digital release date tomorrow) featuring also two addictive remixes by Berlin’s Daniel Wang & J.E.E.P. and one by US legends Salem, all of ‘Make It Up As You Go Along’ (The original is out now on vinyl and digital and Spotify – ‘Wolfgang Tillmans’) and a new vocal piece of mine in two versions called ‘Angered Son’. We will release the new EP digitally in the very next few days. Vinyl release will be Sept 16 as originally planned. Fragile003 on Fragile. Distributed worldwide by WordandSound. Wolfgang Tillmans – ‘Device Control’ Vocals, lyrics, melody by Wolfgang Tillmans Keyboards, harmonies, arrangement and drum programming by Tim Knapp at Trixx Studios, Berlin Intro: all instruments and production by Kyle Combs, New York Live drums by Rosie Slater recorded at Studio G, Brooklyn Additonal arrangement by Kyle Combs, Jay Pluck and Wolfgang Tillmans iPhone voice recording at Keithstrasse, Berlin and book binding machinery recording at Grafica Maiaduoro, Porto by Wolfgang Tillmans Mixed by Alexis Berthelot at Studio G, Brooklyn Mastered by Klaus Knapp at Trixx Studios, Berlin Written and produced by Wolfgang Tillmans, 2016 #frankocean #devicecontrol #timknapp #kylecombs #alexisberthelot #rosieslater #klausknapp #danielwang #salem #j.e.e.p. #jaypluck #wolfgangtillmans #makeitupasyougoalong #angeredson #betweenbridges #endless #blonde #boysdon’tcry #fantasticman #fragile #fragilelabel #fragile003

A photo posted by Wolfgang Tillmans (@wolfgang_tillmans) on Aug 19, 2016 at 6:59am PDT

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