While the world was focused on Tomorrowland this weekend, another major festival took place in Paris, France. Lollapalooza, best known for its Chicago based flagship event has expanded to both Europe and South America over the last decade. While the satellite festivals are a bit smaller than the Chicago edition, they still draw quite the
New York duo noclue has been selected as the frontrunner in the contest. The group is comprised of Jake Generali and Owen Barclay, who’ve crafted a lighthearted, feel-good rendition of the popular Nova track. Their remix glides effortlessly, letting Daya‘s vocals shine before leading up to a lively future bass-influenced drop. Though the newcomers are at the beginning of their journey with just a few remixes under their belt, noclue show great promise with fresh flips of tracks like Lauv‘s “I Like Me Better” and Portugal. The Man‘s “Feel It Still.”
Dancing Astronaut partnered with WAVO.me and RL Grime to give producers the chance to remix “I Wanna Know.” The remix competition ran from June 4 to July 9, with the grand prize including a premiere on DA, a lifetime WAVO Pro membership, and an exclusive Nova merchandise capsule.
Quite a few trap aficionados point to the era of 2012-2015 as trap’s heyday. RL Grime dominated the scene as one of its prime pioneers at the time, and continues to do so today.
It’s difficult to be into bass music and not be aware of the song “Core.” Characterized by its wild horn samplings and thick, sludgy bass that whips audiences into submission, this masterful piece of trap history became one of the heaviest-rinsed tracks on the circuit for years after its release, and one of the most memorable singles of RL Grime’s already enormous collection of anthems. It also gave fans a solid taste of what was to come on the heavyweight’s groundbreaking VOID album.
As “Core” inspired quite a few young trap producers over the years, we’ve decided to look back on its goodness and honor its fourth birthday, which passed by on July 15. We’re reminded of the base it served for Grime’s most recent single off his upcoming sophomore album, “Pressure.”
Over the course of the average millennials Electronic Music fandom, it is hard to pinpoint a time in which RL Grime was not gracing our earbuds with his banging trap snares, Hip-Hop infused bass lines and just all around impeccable production. His live sets have lived up to his production prominence as he has taken
It may be hard to believe that RL Grime released his debut album over four years ago. How Henry Steinway manages to stay so relevant is not a wonder. The venerated producer’s maintained prominence is due to the impeccable timing of his releases and his inane ability to remain a top festival billing year in and year out — to say nothing of his genre-bending bass productions.
Alas, the sun has set on the days of his critically-acclaimed debut VOID LP. The dawn of NOVA is now upon us. With two singles already teased from his forthcoming sophomore album — a dance-pop crossover track with Daya, “I Wanna Know,” and the more hip-hop leaning, “Undo,” featuring Jeremih and Tory Lanez — Grime has already begun unpacking an entirely new sonic suitcase that ventures far beyond the realm of trap.
Now the LA-native continues to tantalize salivating fans with a third single, “Pressure,” a pulsing bass product that assuredly pays tribute RL’s trap roots. In fact, it could very well be his next “Core.” RL’s latest instantly spirals into a high octane first break, complete with verbose drums, gritty lows, and the cacophonous, swelling synth arrangements we’ve come to love of Steinway. RL Grime is out to prove that he is no one trick pony; he’s a dark horse poised to infiltrate the commercial realm of dance-pop crossover stardom. The 15-track NOVA LP is set for a July 27 release via WEDIDIT.
Former WEDIDIT label mate, trap tastemaker RL Grime made a surprise appearance at the imprint’s 10th anniversary warehouse celebration, where the producer played a set in honor of a WEDIDIT decade. Fortunately for RL Grime fans, an audience member at the DTLA show captured highlights of Grime’s moments behind the decks, thereby letting all other listeners in on the exhilaration of the surprise set.
WEDIDIT founders, Shlohmo and Nick Melons additionally performed, joined by D33j and Groundislava.
There is just a little more than a month before the release of RL Grime’s incredibly anticipated new album NOVA. The excitement surrounding the release is greater than ever, and RL is continually ramping things up. Wedidit threw a 10-year anniversary party in LA this weekend, and naturally, they had a special guest billing. I
RL Grime was up to something yesterday. We noted that he had closed his online store and password protected it. Suspicious huh? Well, today we finally got some answers. The release date for his incredibly anticipated album, NOVA, has finally arrived. The LP will be dropping on July 27. While we still have over a
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.
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)
11. Run For Your Life (Interlude)
12. I Wanna Know (feat. Daya)
13. UCLA (feat. 24hrs)
15. Atoms (feat. Jeremy Zucker)
Since dropping International banger “Stay For It” featuring Miguel, all the buzz has been around RL Grime and when his highly anticipated album would hit the shelf. He followed “Stay For It” up with more of a pop-infused track featuring Daya titled “I Wanna Know”. The diverse sound experimentation made us even hungrier for more