2018 is shaping up to be huge for Norwegian producer Matoma. The artist just announced a new tour and new album, to be paired together in an experience called “One in a Million.”
The tour, which kicks off Jan. 11 in Manchester, takes the producer across Europe and North America and ends in his home country of Norway. He explains in a Facebook post that concertgoers will be the first to hear the new album, leading up to its release on March 9. He plans to bring the experience full-circle by releasing the accompanying album and wrapping up the tour on the same day in Trondheim, where he got his start.
“I wanted to share the album with my fans first, playing all the new music at shows on this tour and then releasing it on the day of my last show in Trondheim, in the same venue where I played my first ever DJ set and the city I have lived in the last 6 years.”
Last year, after a long period of inactivity, Capital Cities announced new music was in the works, leading to the release of “Vowels” in September 2016. Many soccer and video game enthusiasts may recall the tune from its inclusion in the FIFA 17 soundtrack. One year later, Robotaki’s taken the already-funky track and bolstered it with a grooving bassline and a disco-inspired beat.
“Vowels was one of my favorite records of the summer. My good friend [Hotel Garuda] introduced me to it and I’ve been hooked ever since. When they sent over the accapella I knew I had to bring it back to 2008 and go Blog Haus.”
The producer is currently on tour with Manila Killa, with four dates left in their “I Want You” tour. Next week takes them to Denver and Washington D.C., and the following week takes them to Toronto and Chicago to wrap up the tour.
Though Robotaki is in the middle of his “I Want You” tour with Manila Killa, he somehow still has time to drop new, groundbreaking material. The tour itself has already seen major success and is just getting started, as the two young producers are set to perform all across the U.S. and Canada up until mid-November.
Robotaki has remixed Montreal native Billboard in his latest piece of work, putting a more positive, hard-hitting spin on one of the fellow Canadian’s most popular tracks off of his Memories EP. Keeping the original vocals in the same key signature, Robotaki adds in some groovy lead synths and chord progressions that brighten the track even further. The fact that Robotaki is able to continuously construct brilliant music while on his first major tour illustrates how much talent he truly possesses.
Manila Killa and Robotaki delivered a season favorite with their single, “I Want You.” Much like Porter Robinson and Madeon did for “Shelter,” the two have created an entire tour with several dates all focused around one seriously strong collaborative composition. Their recent two sold out shows in LA appear to have had an influence on the extensive amount of dates this time around, it appears, bolstering the tour’s potential. On top of this, a remix pack is coming out featuring host a quality artists is already out.
Check out the original, tour dates, and remix pack below.
The EP features a well-rounded selection sounds, including Party Pupils’ deep electronic re-work, complete with deep, immersive chord progressions and groovy bass line; Bronze Whale’s sensual down-tempo, trap-inspired remix and Kuur’s solid future bass contribution.I
It’s British producer Motti, however, who steals the show with her fabulously crafted ambient piano ensemble, which oozes both refinement and raw emotion.
Both rising stars from the Internet electronic music community, Robotaki and Manila Killa have recently formed a multifaceted alliance as the duo take on back-to-back sold out shows at Los Angeles’ El Rey Theatre. As Robotaki comes off supporting Madeon and Porter Robinson on their shelter tour and Manila Killa’s buzz continues to swell after his recent collaboration with AOBeats, “I’m OK,” the pair release their debut collaboration “I Want You” via online collective, Moving Castle.
Drafting Matthew John Kurz for breezy yet charismatic vocals, the production duo build a sturdy base of powerful percussion while keeping the synths upbeat and layered in an innovative way, allowing the tracks elements to breath, yet drive the song in their own rights. Between the sold out shows and slam dunk of a original, Robotaki and Manila Killa have found a synergy that could bring more success as they continue to develop the prospering partnership.
As the weather warms up and summer nears, we’re beginning to see that annual influx of relaxed, sun-ready tunes start to roll in.
Among the producers gearing up their catalogs for the summer months is Robotaki, who’s profile as been on a steady incline over the past year following a series of brilliant original tracks and remixes, as well as joining Madeon and Porter Robinson on their Shelter tour. The Canadian producer isn’t afraid to step out of his comfort zone, as exhibited in his brand new original work, “Monkey Bars.” The poolside-primed product accompanied by the warm vocals of Claire Ridgely, features easygoing synth layers with a cheery, plinking melody that drenches the listener with sunlight as they make their way through the track.
“Monkey Bars,” as described by Robotaki, is “a happy song.” The producer continues with,
“It’s for the summer days spent with best friends and someone new that makes you feel alive. Play it while you’re driving with the windows down, play it when you wake up and play it when you’re getting ready to go out.”
With that, turn this one up, roll the windows down, and breathe in the summer air.
Robotaki follows up his debut original release “Ghostboy” on Majestic Casual with a return to remix duties for the biggest song of 2016, The Chainsmokers’ “Closer.” The producer’s remix pedigree is nothing to shake a stick at and he continues that legacy on the NY duo’s dance pop smash. He does well to soften the original’s club fueled breakdowns with a keenly produced melody that is a certifiable earworm. We’ve said it before and we will say it again, Robotaki is certainly in a lane of his own.
As if his recent successes aren’t enough, Robotaki has also been announced as support for all 32 dates of Porter Robinson and Madeons Shelter Tour. Purchase tickets here.
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