Derek Piotr will soon release The Sign, the first taste of his new album, Avia. The Sign is scheduled for June 28 release via his own DPSR label.  

“The Sign,” the most rhythmic track on the record, features organ and violin recorded by Piotr in December 2018 at St. Peter’s Church in Connecticut. The result is forceful, something evoking Steve Reich-meets-Don’t DJ, who delivers a gentle and delicate rework. Ahead of the single’s release, you can download the Don’t DJ remix in full via the WeTransfer button below. 

Avia, out in August, follows 2018’s Grunt and stems from the death of Piotr’s grandmother, who passed away the day after Grunt’s completion. For the first time in Piotr’s recording practice, his voice is not the central element of the pieces. “I wanted to preserve my grandmother’s stories. I wanted to celebrate her,” he explains. 


01. Temple of the Fortress of Light 

02. The Sign

03. The Sign (Don’t DJ Remix)

EU readers can download the track here