North London based artist, C86, has released his spine – tingling debut single ‘The Dark Ages’, taken from the EP, ‘Shadows in the Darkness’.

C86 is a lyricist, rapper, songwriter and producer, with a talent for sculpting a restless atmosphere through intrepid minimalism and bold vocals. After making a name for himself at various venues, including a stand out show at the O2 Academy Islington, C86 has developed a great reputation in the North London urban music scene and has received radio recognition from BBC Introducing.

‘The Dark Ages’ is an exquisitely produced single, with unsettling atmospheric effects, piercing synths and a heart pounding kick, it could almost be the soundtrack to an A-list thriller movie. When combined with C86’s gutsy vocal delivery, this track hits the listener hard.

The equally eerie music video, shot in reverse stop motion under flickering candlelight is available on Vevo. After such a unique and powerful debut, C86 will, without a doubt, be one to watch as we head into the summer months.

George Millington