Chrome Sparks drops off new single, ‘In2 Your Love,’ ahead of approaching EP + tour

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Chrome Sparks drops off new single, ‘In2 Your Love,’ ahead of approaching EP + tourChrome Sparks In2 Ur Love 1

Vapory, hip-hop-beat-banking, technicolor synth-serving: these are the makings of a Chrome Sparks production.

The Brooklyn-based Sparks (real name Jeremy Malvin) has just delivered the very first track “In2 Your Love” off his new EP slated for a Jan 2019 release, Be On Fire through Counter Records. The track samples a vocal cut from a little-known soul musician of the late ’70s/early ’80s, George Smallwood, who, in his early 20s suffered a gunshot wound to the face that left him permanently blind–driving the young Smallwood to turn his life over to music. “In2 Your Love” is a furrowing spiral of analog synth swirls and Sparks’s signature, pounding kicks, complemented by some funk-friendly guitar plucks to finish off the new-age flower power appeal.

“The result is a track that I feel pays homage to an under appreciated musical gem and surrounds it with a breath of new spirit,” Malvin says.

Upon the viral release of his auspicious debut track, “Marijuana” Sparks’s career took off with rare and rampant fervor. He continued molding his beat-leaning electronica through Future Classic (which housed another of his most celebrated staples, “Moonraker”), soon receiving profound remix taps from the likes of Porter Robinson and Chet Faker. On the side, Malvin also plays one half of dream-pop duo, Promises Ltd., with Miniature Tigers’s Charlie Brand.

Be On Fire will be joined by a thorough North American tour through the US and Canada this coming winter.

See full track list and tour schedule below. Tickets available here.

EP Tracklist:
1. In2 Your Love
2. Juno Lion
3. Be On Fire
4. Ultraviolet Rainbow
5. I Could Be The Voice Inside Your Head

2019 NA Tour dates:
16 Jan 19 – Empire Control Room & Garage – Austin, US
18 Jan 19 – The Crescent Ballroom – Phoenix , US
19 Jan 19 – 191 Toole – Tucson, US
20 Jan 19 – Constellation Room – Santa Ana, US
23 Jan 19 – Teragram Ballroom – Los Angeles, US
24 Jan 19 – August Hall – San Francisco, US
26 Jan 19 – The Catalyst Atrium – Santa Cruz, US
29 Jan 19 – Neumos – Seattle, US
30 Jan 19 – Wonder Ballroom – Portland, US
31 Jan 19 – Fortune Sound Club – Vancouver, CA
02 Feb 19 – Neurolux – Boise, US
04 Feb 19 – Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, US
05 Feb 19 – Fox Theatre – Boulder ,US
07 Feb 19 – 7th Street Entry – Minneapolis, US
08 Feb 19 – High Noon Saloon – Madison, US
09 Feb 19 – Lincoln Hall – Chicago, US
10 Feb 19 – The Hi-Fi – Indianapolis, US
13 Feb 19 – The Ready Room – St. Louis, US
14 Feb 19 – Mercy Lounge – Nashville, US
16 Feb 19 – Aisle 5 – Atlanta, US
19 Feb 19 – Kings – Raleigh, US
21 Feb 19 – Skully’s – Columbus, US
22 Feb 19 – El Club – Detroit, US
24 Feb 19 – Velvet Underground – Toronto, CA
26 Feb 19 – Theatre Fairmount – Montreal, CA
27 Feb 19 -The Sinclair – Cambridge, US
28 Feb 19 – Music Hall of Williamsburg – Brooklyn, NY

 

Maceo Plex remixes Maribou State’s ‘Nervous Tics’

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Electronic music’s technical stalwart Maceo Plex has stepped up to the plate to remix the latest single from Maribou State, “Nervous Tics.” The release marked the third single from the English electronic duo ahead of their forthcoming album release, Kingdoms in Colour, due out on September 7.

This new transformation sees the initially laid back track to an edgy, industrial piece that straddles the line between rock and electronica. With ominous synths hissing throughout, Maceo Plex’s re-up on “Nervous Tics” sees the track live up to its name with an uneasy power in its new form. Strong percussion layers across the remixed production recall reminders of electronic music’s early live days when groups like The Chemical Brothers and The Crystal Method were king. This remix of “Nervous Tics” is the first of many, with more coming from DJ Tennis and others.

What So Not unveils three-track remix pack for ‘Beautiful’

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Aussie solo act, What So Not, known also under his Emoh Instead alias, is currently riding a wave of success after releasing his debut long play, Not All The Beautiful Things, on March 9 via Counter Records. The album marks the first collection of tracks to surface since Flume left the joint project back in 2015, featuring some high-powered collaborations with SkrillexSan HoloRome Fortune, SLUMBERJACK, and more.

Now, What So Not has unveiled an official remix pack for the album’s third track, “Beautiful,” which features the show-stopping vocals of Winona Oak. He enlisted the production talents of Volac, Kaz James, and Zeke Beats to build upon the track’s hypnotic, carefree aesthetic, gripping drum breakdowns, and those signature WSN top lines.

From Volac’s house spin on the track, with its thumping Night Bass drums, to the charming stylings of fellow Aussie producer Kaz James’ rendition, to Zeke Beats’ seismic bass-powered drops, the entire collection stands as a testament to the power and pull of the producer’s newly minted What So Not sound.

What So Not unveils three-track remix pack for ‘Beautiful’

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Aussie solo act, What So Not, known also under his Emoh Instead alias, is currently riding a wave of success after releasing his debut long play, Not All The Beautiful Things, on March 9 via Counter Records. The album marks the first collection of tracks to surface since Flume left the joint project back in 2015, featuring some high-powered collaborations with SkrillexSan HoloRome Fortune, SLUMBERJACK, and more.

Now, What So Not has unveiled an official remix pack for the album’s third track, “Beautiful,” which features the show-stopping vocals of Winona Oak. He enlisted the production talents of Volac, Kaz James, and Zeke Beats to build upon the track’s hypnotic, carefree aesthetic, gripping drum breakdowns, and those signature WSN top lines.

From Volac’s house spin on the track, with its thumping Night Bass drums, to the charming stylings of fellow Aussie producer Kaz James’ rendition, to Zeke Beats’ seismic bass-powered drops, the entire collection stands as a testament to the power and pull of the producer’s newly minted What So Not sound.

Stream Daktyl’s 7-track ‘Riyaaz’ EP

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Daktyl has continued to climb new heights after bursting into the EDM-sphere with superb remixes to records like Autograf’s “Metaphysical” and Flosstrodamus’ “Rebound,” and also with last summer’s career-defining release of his Act of Hesitation EP.

Now, the LA-based producer and multi-instrumentalist returns with his second major project signed to Counter Records. The seven-piece effort is aptly titled Riyaaz, after an Urdu expression meaning to practice something you love musically every day — a process which shines in the detail of his well-crafted, diverse project.

Riyaaz takes on a more personal and stripped down approach than Daktyl’s previous records; for instance, in the use of his own vocals and world instrumentation on the single, “Commit,” and in the brooding beats and sweeping, reflective vocals of “Monochrome,” featuring MOONz.

The blossoming talent had the following to say about the significance of the project for his life and how listeners can utilize it’s messages for their own lives.

“This EP is about the love of making music, but also about the sacrifice that that can entail” explains Daktyl. “[E]very individual can take what they want or need from a song… it can mean something different to everyone”.

Currently on tour with Big Wild — which tops an already impressive roster of past live/DJ tours with BonoboPetit BiscuitTroy Boi and Hotel Garuda — Daktyl has set the bar high for his lucid line of bass heavy beat making.

Chrome Sparks unveils ‘What’s It Gonna Take’ alongside tour announcement

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Electronica producer Chrome Sparks,  born Jeremy Malvin, has released his latest synth-pop track, “What’s It Gonna Take,” via Counter Records to coincide with the announcement of his upcoming North American tour with Machinedrum.

The release comes after a bit of a hiatus, as Sparks has released just two singles in 2016 & 2017 combined. Sparks rose to eminence in 2013 after the independent release and wild acclaim of his decisively-named tune “Marijuana.” Sparks’ distinctive sound lies in his ability to incorporate his admiration for dance music, vintage synthesizers, and breezy beats, lending his production keen chromatic tendencies.

Interwoven in the fabric of “What’s It Gonna Take” is the intricate, echoing percussion so characteristic of Sparks, here delivering a 90’s-oriented impression — especially when paired with the sulky pop vocals of Angelica Bess. The track thrives in its oscillating, retro synth work, and atmospheric reverb, which roar the track to life in the intro.

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Daktyl – Monochrome ft MOONZz

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UK export Daktyl has retained his quickly rising status with a number of triumphs this year. With his most notable accolade being his performance at this year’s Do Lab stage at Coachella followed by his signing to Counter Records for the release of his Act of Hesitation EP, the young up-and-comer is a force to be reckoned with in today’s evolving dance music realm.

Daktyl maintains his momentum with the release of his most recent single, “Monochrome,” featuring the talented songstress MOONZz. Leading in with sweeping, reflective vocals, the track lifts off with a defined composure. Succinct percussion and brooding beats form a solid foundation as MOONZz’s voice fills the track with a lucid aura, taking the song to delectable heights.

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Giraffage advocates female empowerment in ‘Green Tea’ ft Angelica Bass

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Charlie Yin, better known as Giraffage, has released his newest song “Green Tea,” featuring Body Language’s Angelica Bass. The dreamy track precedes Yin’s full-length studio album Too Real, set for release Friday, Oct. 20, via Counter Records, as well as his nationwide tour beginning Oct. 25. According to Yin, the song has an important message.

“The lyrics are about female empowerment, which I feel is a more important sentiment than ever at this point in time.”

Yin’s “candy-colored” production style has been the focal point of much debate among listeners seeking to categorize it as everything from chillwave to dream-pop to “post” everything. Yin himself has said he struggles to provide a definitive label for his unorthodox sound. His new track is sure to further this discussion, as it opens with a quirky quack-sounding synth against otherwise smooth, R&B-reminiscent production and Bass’s sensual vocals.

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Daktyl – The Act of Hesitation (Original Mix)

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Daktyl has staked his claim in the dance music industry over recent years with a long series of notable successes. The Los Angeles-based producer released his bass-heavy debut album, Cyclical, in 2015 on Mad Decent, and has created a number of noteworthy remixes for artists like Flosstradamus, Autograf, Major Lazer, and ODESZA. With each release, the young artist has managed put forth a very lucid and accessible form of self-expression.

While quite notable, Daktyl’s rise in the scene has been relatively covert. After the release of his debut record, the artist returned to the studio full-time to pursue a new direction his music – a decision that would ultimately bring him to discover a newfound depth in his production. Regarding his career shift, the producer notes the following:

“I was going in a direction I wasn’t completely happy with and hesitating a lot about whether to continue down that path or try to start on the creative path I’ve wanted to be on for years.”

Daktyl’s artistic endeavors now sees its day with the announcement of his recent signing to Ninja Tune’s Counter Records imprint – a platform on which he will release his new EP, “The Act of Hesitation,” due out June 20. Alongside the announcement, the artist delivers the titular track of the project, a ruminating piece that fully encapsulates the producer’s developing realm in his music.

“The Act of Hesitation” introduces an organic sound that assesses various facets of experimental electronic music with pop and indie influences. With the help of vocalist Krrum, the track lays out a nostalgic foundation with hopeful tendencies, obtaining an alternative sonic edge that proves Daktyl is in a league of his own.

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