RL Grime announces debut Sable Valley tour: Research & Development

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When people think trap music, they think RL Grime.

Ever since Henry Steinway departed from his open-format moniker Clockwork in favor of the RL Grime banner, he has served as the paragon of heavy bass. With numerous genre-defining hits like “Core” and “Tell Me,” his anvil-drops are now the basis point for the genre, and in 2019 he’s using that universal reverence to help curate rising artists via his imprint Sable Valley.

At this point, the label only has less than ten official releases in its catalog, but Steinway just announced a tour that might give a glimpse into what’s coming in the near future for Sable Valley.

The tour is entitled Research & Development, and it features a series of well-known bass enthusiasts like Baauer, Whipped Cream, KITTENS, Boombox Cartel, and more. So far, seven dates are listed with three more stops currently under wraps. Denver, Brooklyn, Dallas, and Atlanta are locked in to see the Sable Valley crew, with more stops around the US very likely to be announced soon.

View the full roster and schedule for the Research & Development tour below. Tickets have yet to go on sale, but you can sign up for info on the official Sable Valley website

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RL Grime takes home one million dollar prize at Fortnite World Cup

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RL Grime takes home one million dollar prize at Fortnite World CupRL Grime2

Epic Games’ highly anticipated Fortnite World Cup took place at New York’s Arthur Ashe Stadium from July 26-28. The event saw tens of thousands of attendees gather to watch the best Fortnite players in the world descend upon a single place to compete for over $30 million in prize money. In addition to the Pro competition, which resulted in 16-year old player ‘Bugha’ taking home $3 million for winning, Epic brought back its popular celebrity Pro-Am tournament. The Pro-Am features celebrities and professional Fortnite players paired as ‘duos’ to compete together. The game involves 100 players being dropped onto an island and competing until there is one person remaining.

The Fortnite Pro-Am took place for the first time in 2018 at E3 in Los Angeles, which resulted in Marshmello and Ninja stealing the number one spot. Electronic music artists continue to rise to the top during the Pro Am, with none other than RL Grime and pro Fortnite player Airwaks taking home the Pro Am prize for their second time in 2019. The duo first won at Fortnite’s Summer Block Party, and they have now won again at the World Cup. Although neither RL Grime or Airwaks were the last standing during the Fortnite World Cup celebrity Pro-Am, they won due to a combined 52 points from scoring kills.

Thanks to their win, $1 million dollars will be split between two charities or RL Grime and Airwaks’ choosing. RL Grime has chosen the American Civil Liberties Union as his recipient, and Airwaks has chosen World Wildlife.

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The Super Mega Ultra Giant Mad Decent Block Party Festival is cancelled

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The Super Mega Ultra Giant Mad Decent Block Party Festival is cancelledDiplo

Just over a week before the upcoming installment of Mad Decent Block Party, the label/event brand took to Facebook to confirm the festival’s imminent cancellation.

The rather nebulous announcement attributes the decision to “circumstances beyond our control,” hindering organizers from throwing the festival “the way that it was envisioned.” The hallowed annual event has been a longtime vessel for Mad Decent to show off its illustrious label roster, as well as gather extraneous, up-to-date talent from across the electronic/hip-hop continuum.

This year’s July 20-21 Block Party, pegged to land in Foxborough, Massachusetts, was scheduled to see scene staple performances from the likes of REZZ, Major Lazer (which includes Mad Decent label boss, Diplo himself), RL Grime, Zeds Dead, Billie Eilish, and more across the weekend. Per the announcement, Mad Decent will be issuing refunds to all ticket-holders on or before July 12.

RL Grime releases heavy bass edit of G Jones’ ‘In Your Head’ on Sable Valley

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RL Grime takes on an edit of G Jones “In Your Head,” from the producer’s mind-bending The Ineffable Truth album. RL’s spin comes by way of his newly minted Sable Valley imprint, capped by a unique low-end polish, giving “In Your Head” more of a structured trap complexion. G Jones, known for his forward-thinking bass sensibilities, lays the perfect groundwork for RL Grime’s inimitable style on this new remix. The NOVA producer recently opened shop with a new label, Sable Valley, using the platform to promote a thriving corner of the electronic underground.

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NMF Roundup: Kygo puts spin on Whitney Houston’s ‘Higher Love’ vocals, Wave Racer returns + more

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NMF Roundup: Kygo puts spin on Whitney Houston’s ‘Higher Love’ vocals, Wave Racer returns + moreKygo Cannes Photo Johanneslovund 2892

It’s most important day of the week: New Music Friday. With the overwhelming amount of tunes hitting the airwaves today, Dancing Astronaut has you covered with the latest edition of The Hot 25.

Kygo kicks off this week’s NMF with a dancefloor-ready posthumous Whitney Houston collaboration, “Higher Love,” and Wave Racer returns after more than two years with “Auto.” RL Grimes comes in swinging with an edit of G Jones’ “In Your Head,” and Habstrakt brings his forceful brand of house music to Gud Vibrations with “De La Street.” Chris Lake and Lee Foss team up for “Lies, Deception, and Fantasy,” and Diplo releases a set of remixes for Higher Ground, including a rework by Solardo. Claude VonStroke joins forces with ZDS and KE for “Comments,” and Malaa takes things up a notch with a feisty remix of DJ Snake’s “Savage.” Madeaux links with Dances With White Girls for “Club Demons,” and “Worlds Collide” on Nervo’s latest. Goldroom continues a slew of releases with “I Can Feel It” with Love, Alexa. ShockOne and The Bloody Beetroots take to Monstercat for their new single, “Run,” and Laidback Luke and Mark Bale dance into the weekend with “Party Starter.” Klingande and Stevie Appleton craft an easygoing single in “Sinner,” and Moguai remixes Oliver Heldens’ “Summer Lover.”

As each week brings a succession of new music from some of electronic music’s biggest artists, here’s a selection of tracks that shouldn’t be missed this NMF.

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Graves takes ownership of blistering ID dropped by RL Grimes on tour

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Graves takes ownership of blistering ID dropped by RL Grimes on tourGraves Live From His Facebook

“Road testing” is named as such for good reason; after all, one might argue that there is no better place to try out new music than to the crowds on tour. RL Grime has been testing an abundance of new music throughout his tours, and it looks like a particular new ID by Graves is going to be a hit. The rising producer shared a freshly made video of RL giving the record a spin in a packed venue, and the crowd appeared to enjoy every moment. The snippet showed off a tense build followed by a wild, gut-punching drop that fit its big room setting nicely.

Graves has yet to share more information on the the record or its release. The artist also has a few more dates in Washington DC, Alberta, and Ohio, where fans could listen for the ID from the artist himself.

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RL Grime Drops Insane Graves ID At Recent Show

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There are few artists in the bass/trap world that are mentioned more often than that of Graves and RL Grime. These two have been on a tear over the years each becoming key figures in the scene while continuously playing shows and releasing music that are unlike anything else. At an RL show recently, the

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JAWNS of Gent & Jawns launches solo career with debut EP on RL Grime’s new Sable Valley imprint [Stream]

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JAWNS of Gent & Jawns launches solo career with debut EP on RL Grime’s new Sable Valley imprint [Stream]Jawns

RL Grime‘s new Sable Valley imprint released its first EP, House of God, the first solo project from producer JAWNS, of Gent & Jawns. The two-track collection marks the announcement of JAWNS’ solo career after a long history of touring with the likes of Diplo, Flosstradamus, TroyBoi, and more.

The tracks below are favorites from RL Grimes’s last halloween mix and amalgamations of buzzing electro sounds and knocking hip-hop rhythm. “House of God” carries stringy synths that swarm like a flies, whereas “Psycho” is an fittingly onomatopoeic select that wears its name on its sleeve. It’s rhythmic with a similar electro tone to the EP’s titular offering, utilizing a higher octave on the synth. Both tracks take listeners on a wild ride that continues to lay out RL Grime’s label’s sound direction.

JAWNS kicks off his solo career with a unique mix of genres, heavy atmosphere, and a co-sign from one of electronic trap music’s greatest torch carriers.

RL Grime releases full-length instrumental version of ‘NOVA’: ‘NOVA Pure’

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RL Grime releases full-length instrumental version of ‘NOVA’: ‘NOVA Pure’RL Grime2

RL Grime‘s momentous sophomore album, NOVA, will reach its one-year anniversary in July, but the trap tastemaker isn’t waiting until then to celebrate the LP’s first birthday. Cue Nova Pure, a full-length album featuring instrumental versions of all of the cuts that first graced its progenitor album. NOVA is rife with powerhouse collaborations: Jeremih, Miguel, Tory Lanez, and Julia Michaels represent just some of the artists who contributed some vocal star power to the longform outing.

On NOVA Pure, listeners indeed get NOVA in its ‘purest,’ most unadulterated form. Sans the original features, Nova Pure foregrounds the climactic, cinematic affective presence of RL Grime’s production. In its narrowed focus on the electronic foundations that under-gird the featured vocals of NOVA, Nova Pure focalizes RL Grime’s technical acumen.

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NMF Roundup: FISHER delivers new single, Gareth Emery & Ashley Wallbridge unveil LP, Whethan links with Jeremih + more

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NMF Roundup: FISHER delivers new single, Gareth Emery & Ashley Wallbridge unveil LP, Whethan links with Jeremih + moreFisher Photo Credit NAFT Photography For Insomniac

It’s most important day of the week: New Music Friday. With the overwhelming amount of tunes hitting the airwaves today, Dancing Astronaut has you covered with the latest edition of The Hot 25.

This week brings with it the arrival of a fiery new FISHER single—one fans have been eagerly anticipating—along with the next track from Avicii‘s posthumous album, TIM, called “Tough Love.” Gareth Emery and Ashley Wallbridge have delivered a 14-track LP called Kingdom United, featuring euphoric trance numbers like “Vesper.” Whethan‘s tapped Jeremih for his new single, “Let me Take You,” and Alpha 9 and Kameron Alexander arrive at Anjunabeats “Before The Dawn.” Boombox Cartel and MadeinTYO create a trappy party atmosphere in “NEW WIP,” and Habstrakt keeps the bass slapping in “Control.” Kill Paris once again uses plants to create music in “Venus Fly Trap,” and RL Grime unveils instrumental versions of his NOVA tracks, including “Shoulda.” Gorgon City and Kaskade lead us into the weekend with “Go Slow,” and Hannah Wants unleashes a retro house number with “Love Somebody.” Ellie Goulding taps Don Diablo for a remix of “Sixteen,” and Kölsch takes on Jam & Spoon’s “Stella.” David Guetta and RAYE join forces on “Stay (Don’t Go Away),” and Medasin crafts a breezy piece with Kathleen, “Always Afternoon.”

As each week brings a succession of new music from some of electronic music’s biggest artists, here’s a selection of tracks that shouldn’t be missed this NMF.

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