The story of Dorian Concept is a simple, yet refreshing one - an Austrian multi-instrumentalist buoyed by jazz’s inventiveness and hip-hop’s sampling moulds his own take on those very influences.
Early on those experimentations came straight from the bedroom. Primitive projects like Maximized Minimalization on Austrian upstart, Affine Records, channelled the bombastic efforts of Hudson Mohawke and Flying Lotus into its DNA - no surprise given that Johnson was a touring keyboard player for the latter.
We're now here at Dorian’s second appearance on a Boiler Room stream. Again there is new music to herald, this time in the shape of the Joined Ends Remixes project featuring reimagined versions from the likes of Bibio and Tim Hecker. This entry is a slightly different beast - an In Stereo session that’ll allow us to really hone in on his piano-led wizadry. He’s not alone on stage either. He’ll be joined by long time musical friends Cid Rim and The Clonious who provide ample back up for this close-up soiree. Both the recording and our interview catch-up are intimate peeks into how the Dorian Concept mind ticks.