RL Grime announces album release date and unveils new track, ‘Undo’

This post was originally published on this site

RL Grime has announced his first new album in nearly four years. It will be titled NOVA, and the 15-track compilation is set to be released on July 27.  In addition to the album announcement, the producer has given fans an idea of what to expect with the release of the album’s second single, “Undo,” featuring Jeremih and Tory Lanez.

The track skews hip hop, but Grime manages to infuse his signature electronic style into the song’s drop. The producer commented in an official release about his inspiration for the new album.

NOVA came from obsessive ideation on growth, and on transition. The art, and stories, and the moments that inspired me through this record tend to explore this as well. The feeling of leaving behind what was, and of welcoming the foreign. Throughout the process I had this vision of a “nova”, or of a star no bigger than a person launching from earth into outer space and expanding endlessly until its light was all that we could see. That’s the feeling I get from these records, infinite light.” – RL GRIME

Other collaborators for the album will include Chief Keef, Ty Dolla $ign, and Miguel among others, which showcases the producers divergence into a more hip hop style for his upcoming album.

NOVA Tracklist:

1. Feel Free
2. Shrine (feat. Freya Ridings)
3. Light Me Up (feat. Miguel & Julia Michaels)
4. Undo (feat. Jeremih & Tory Lanez)
5. Take It Away (feat. Ty Dolla $ign & TK Kraviz)
6. OMG (feat. Joji & Chief Keef)
7. Shoulda
8. Reims
9. Pressure
10. Era
11. Run For Your Life (Interlude)
12. I Wanna Know (feat. Daya)
13. UCLA (feat. 24hrs)
14. Rainer
15. Atoms (feat. Jeremy Zucker)

Suwannee Hulaween unveils another cutting-edge boutique lineup for 2018: String Cheese, ODESZA, Tipper, STS9, Gramatik, REZZ, more

This post was originally published on this site

Suwannee Hulaween is one annual boutique gathering that is developing a devout following with its expert curation and wildly magical grounds. The Halloween weekend festival, running from October 26-28, 2018, hosts an impressive talent roster that brings an exceptional mixture of jamtronica, emergent bass, and deep house to The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, Florida.

Set in the midst of 800-acres of Spanish moss-draped oak and cypress along the black Suwannee River, and complete with the largest bat house in the southeast US, the storied festival grounds have earned a reputation of inexplicable imagination and exploration. 

Sitting atop this year’s festival billing is the longtime host band of the festival The String Cheese Incident, plus a top billing of Grammy award winners and nominees featuring live-electronic front runners ODESZA, a South-East exclusive by modern funk icons Jamiroquai, and very special showing by singer-songwriter Janelle Monae on the wake of her blowout Dirty Computer record.

The star-studded billing continues with the reigning king of west coast bass Tipper, five piece American funk band Vulfpeck, multiple sets by leaders of the post-rock dance movement STS9, the alternative radio chart topping wonder of The Revivalists, dark-electro wunderkind Rezz, plus the unique electronic stylings of Gramatik, NGHTMRE, Troyboi, Snakehips, Emancipator Ensemble, Manic Focus & the MF’n Band, Justin Martin, Kill Frenzy, Eats Everything and many more.

Tickets on sale now.

The Radar 105: From college dropout to platinum artist, Jay Pryor defies all stereotypes [Interview + The Radar Mix]

This post was originally published on this site

Jay Pryor

Electronic music is many things, but being short on stereotypes is not one of them. From the stigma that electronic music producers don’t make ‘real music’ to bros wearing the ultimate wannabe DJ uniform, there is always something to make fun of. While many reject that these stereotypes are laced with reality, Jay Pryor is a living embodiment of the electronic dance music era and all of its stereotypes — in the best possible way. 

Jay Pryor is the bedroom producer who dropped out of college to become a famous musician after going to a Calvin Harris show on New Years Eve. Yes this really happened, and yes this worked out for him. Do not try this at home.

While Jay Pryor may not be a name electronic music fans recognize at first mention, it is a name that they likely will hear down the road. Think this promise is overstated? Pryor’s first major collaboration was one that he was not listed in the title for, but it has since gone Platinum. He was one of the masterminds behind hit single “Just Hold On” by Steve Aoki and Louis Tomlinson. Another mentor of his includes Nick Gale of Digital Farm Animals. To go from being a teen in Dublin at the skatepark on Saturdays to working with some of the biggest names in the electronic music industry, after deciding one day that electronic music was his calling, is an unusual story.

When considering where his future may take him, Pryor notes that he thinks the music industry is in a really inspirational place. He believes that now is the time for ‘fresh-faced’ producers like himself to come in with a new outlook and a unique style. While he picked up producing later on in his teens, Pryor has never been short on creativity. He even started his own graphic design firm when he was 15, and moving forward, he plans on designing his own music videos so that his tracks will be visually representative of his artistry.

Pryor is the exception, not the rule, when it comes to dropping out of college and becoming the next up and comer. He has defied all odds, and will be a producer to watch moving forward. He also is a featured artist for Dancing Astronaut’s The Radar series, where he has produced an energetic hour long mix showcasing past releasing and upcoming originals.

When did you become interested in music and start producing?
I started producing music 3 and a half years ago when I got back from a holiday with my friends after seeing Calvin Harris perform. I never really thought I had the confidence to create music and have an artist project, but once I started, my confidence quickly began to build. I realized this was the thing that people talk about, so I dropped out of college and started focusing on it full time!

Who are your musical inspirations?
Oh gosh, I’ll try and keep it short and sweet, but really I could go on and on about this. I really love where music is right now. There are a lot of fresh faced artists in the game that are bringing their own unique sound, look, and feel. Right now I’m really into Lil Skies, Bazzi, and also Tory Lanez – all those guys kill it. I also really have to mention Charli XCX too. She’s been crushing it for a minute, and her latest album is epic.

In terms of dance music, I love what DROELOE are doing. Brooks is someone I’ve looked up to for a while it. I’m also really excited by Virtual Self, which is Porter Robinson’s new moniker, and someone I used to constantly listen to when I started, and it’s dope to hear what he’s progressed to now.

Being 22 and co-producing “Just Hold On,” a track that has hit 400 million streams, must be pretty surreal. How does that feel?
Yeah, that was pretty sick. It didn’t really feel real until I saw it being premiered live on the X-Factor Final in Wembley Stadium. I’m forever thankful to Louis, Steve and their teams for that opportunity, and I just hope one day I can say I utilized that opportunity in the best way possible.

How would you characterize your style?
It’s hard to say right now. I’m writing a lot of music that is closer to my heart. I’m actually singing on a lot of my newer song ideas, and it feels really good. Of course, my music will always have dance influences and energy. But I want to portray an empowering message with my lyrics and a new sound. It’s epic, empowering, and makes you want to disrupt shit up. It makes you want to pave your own way, and do what feels right to you and only you. I can’t wait for you all to hear it.

Outside of producing music, what do you like to do?
Outside of producing music… I like writing music! But for real- I’m obsessed with art. I always have been. I actually started a graphic design company when I was 15, and I wouldn’t have gotten into creating music without it. I love everything visual as much as I love everything audible. I feel like a good brand represents your sound and message as much as the music does. I also helped write the treatment for my first music video, which I’m excited for you to see!

Cashmere Cat enlists Major Lazer, Tory Lanez, and more for new mega collaboration, ‘Miss You’

This post was originally published on this site

Cashmere Cat is ramping up to have a huge year in 2018. Just ahead of the start of his co-headlining road stretch with MØ, the Norwegian beat maker has roped together a star-studded outfit for a new collaboration dubbed “Miss You.”

The track features contributions from Major Lazer and rapper Tory Lanez, is co-written by radio hit gurus Ed Sheeran and Benny Blanco, and was debuted as Zane Lowe‘s World Record on Beats 1.

Warm melodies and breezy percussion arrangements complement singalong-primed vocal work and an infectious hook that’s destined for near immediate air wave domination this spring. Cashmere Cat and company navigate their way through a relatively formulaic surefire hit without sounding like there are too many cooks in the kitchen.

Paired with a serene lyric video to accompany the release, Major Lazer, Tory Lanez, and Cashmere Cat find mass appeal harmony on “Miss You.”

Read More:

Cashmere Cat’s love for Australia inspires new mix

Major Lazer release their first rum variant with Bacardi

Cashmere Cat (Feat. MØ & SOPHIE) – 9 (After Coachella)

 

Major Lazer host benefit concert for hurricane-stricken Caribbean people

This post was originally published on this site


In wake of the wave of hurricanes that have struck the Caribbean islands, dance music supergroup Major Lazer decided to throw a benefit concert in Miami to raise funds for those affected by the natural disasters.

On Oct. 16, the Caribbean-influenced trio composed of Diplo, Jillionaire and Walshy Fire hosted a massive concert called Relief is the Mission at Mana Wynwood featuring appearances by Tory Lanez, Machel Montano, Bad Bunny and more. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the three-hour concert went to the people of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean Islands that were affected by Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria. The performance raised $2,501 from 111 people on the Facebook livestream alone.

 

Read More:

Diplo reveals new Major Lazer and Lorde collaboration

Major Lazer – Know No Better (Slander Remix)

Diplo weighs in on “cheesy” EDM culture, getting burned by Rihanna and more

Featured photo by Rukes

Cashmere Cat drops new collaboration with 2 Chainz, Starrah, and Tory Lanez

This post was originally published on this site

It has been over two years since Cashmere Cat’s last multi-track release, 2014’s Wedding Bells EP, and closing in on a year since he announced he was working on his first full length, to be titled Wild Love. While the producer hasn’t exactly been quiet, having produced tracks for the likes of Kanye West and making multiple appearances on The Weeknd‘s album, fans have been eagerly anticipating the return of focus on the multidimensional producer’s own career.

The Norwegian star has so far released two tracks from Wild Love: the album’s title track featuring The Weeknd and Francis and the Lights and “Trust Nobody,” a collaboration with Selena Gomez. Cashmere Cat continues his collaborative streak with a third single, “Throw Myself a Party” featuring Starrah, 2 Chainz, and Tory Lanez.

Opening with an synth patch reminiscent of a harpsichord, Cashmere Cat quickly eases into the background, providing a firm foundation for the glut of features. The track is a continuation of the producer’s increased lean into explicit pop music, featuring a repetitive hook and heavy vocal presence, while at the same time coyly maintaining his signature sound and tricks within the production’s foundation.

H/T: Pitchfork

Read More:

Cashmere Cat co-produced a new track for Francis and the Lights featuring Kanye West and Bon Iver

Cashmere Cat shares long-awaited remix to Hudson Mohawke’s ‘Forever 1’

Kanye West performs Cashmere Cat collaboration ‘Wolves’ on Saturday Night Live