Fresh off the heels of an absolutely awe-inspiring RUMORS Coachella after-party, Guy Gerber‘s embedded his crystalline remix prowess on the saccharine vocal exudences of TOKiMONSTA.
Amplifying its textural affect and hypnotic bassline, Gerber molds TOKiMONSTA’s “Don’t Call Me” into a transfixing slow burn. By adding in layers of lo-fi guitar and a bellowing bassline, Gerber strips the track of its anguishing emotional detachment and plunges into a pool of emotional triumph and catharsis.
TOKiMONSTA has released a full-length remix album of her critically-acclaimed third studio album, Lune Rouge.
Released through her own label, Young Arts Record, TOKiMONSTA’s remix LP reimagines her trademark production and pop sensibilities with immense eccentricity. The LP features an impressively diverse billing of artists, from Sofi Tukker — fresh off their debut album release — to Felix Cartal, Alexander Lewis, Justin Jay, Sam von Horn, and more, TOKiMONSTA’s worked is elevated tenfold.
TOKiMONSTA is currently in the midst of touring the US.
Lune Rouge Remixed Tracklist:
1) Thief (feat. SAINTS) [Penthouse Penthouse Remix] 4:53
2) Don’t Call Me (feat. Yuna) [Alexander Lewis Remix] 3:18
3) We Love (feat. MNDR) [Felix Cartal Remix] 3:11
4) I Wish I Could (feat. Selah Sue) [Sofi Tukker Remix] 3:50
5) Don’t Call Me (feat. Yuna) [DâM FunK Re-Freak] 3:57
6) NO WAY (feat. Isaiah Rashad, Joey Purp & Ambré) [Kingdom Remix] 3:11
7) Bibimbap (Holly Remix) 5:07
8) I Wish I Could (feat. Selah Sue) [Ouri Remix] 4:52
9) Don’t Call Me (feat. Yuna) [Hugo Messian Remix] 5:05
10) NO WAY (feat. Isaiah Rashad, Joey Purp & Ambré) [Sam von Horn & Justin Jay Remix] 4:26
11) We Love (feat. MNDR) [Qrion Remix] 3:42
12) Early To Dawn (feat. Selah Sue) [Plastic Plates Remix] 5:38
The original, which came out in summer 2017, featured a sultry R&B vibe contrasted with choppy vocal elements that tucked it in comfortably with some of the EDM trends at the time. Lewis has taken the steamy atmosphere up a notch by adding mesmerizing layers of synths and a subtle trap beat. He builds his instrumentals around Yuna’s polished vocals, letting them take center stage and continue to drive the original message of the song.
Sofi Tukker goes deep in this new remix of TOKiMONSTA‘s “I Wish I Could” featuing Selah Sue. The original hit track — featured on the LA-based DJ/producer’s 2017 album Lune Rouge — gets a second wind thanks to Tukker’s rhythmic production ability and the start of another energy-filled festival season.
Selah Sue’s vocals are still as catchy as ever, yet Sofi Tukker takes the melody-driven chord progressions and adds a rapid, kick-driven bassline with additional club-ready feels. The duo is gearing up for the release of their debut artist album Treehouse on April 13th, which will be accompanied by a global tour.
Lightning in a Bottle’s strive for diversity in its programming can be best summed in music director and co-founder Jesse Flemming’s words:
“We’re definitely not trying to play the same game we are seeing with all the massive festivals these days when we book our music programming. Forget the big names you can see at 10 other festivals this year. For us the goal is to craft a musical playlist that will perfectly guide people along the experience we’re trying to create. We book each stage to be its own separate journey on any given day and we try to diversify it as much as possible so when you’re wandering around during the weekend you can always find something just right for you. This has been our goal since day one and it continues to shape how we book today.”
More information and tickets to Lightning in a Bottle, which go on-sale January 18 at 10 am PST, are available here.
Hundred Waters made a radical statement about the typical festival model with the launch of their FORM event series, now gearing up for its fifth annual installment. Hosted in Arizona at an artistic micro-community known as Arcosanti, the event’s curators have refined an entirely unique festival experience since 2014 that breaks down the artist-attendee barriers of a normal music event, and envelops all participants under the tightly-knit umbrella of artistry and social discourse for what is has become one of the most absorbing events of the year. Last year, the event grew to over 1,200 attendees and brought the likes of Skrillex, Solange, James Blake, and S U R V I V E to the high Arizona desert. In 2018 Hundred Waters and company will return to Arcosanti, officially announcing FORM with a new trailer ahead of next year’s event.
FORM is slated to run May 11 – 13, 2018 at Arcosanti with Hundred Waters returning for programming and curation duties. Past lineups have brought a spectrum-covering range of performers to the incredibly intimate camping venue, from Bonobo to Thundercat, Tokimonsta to Father John Misty. Details on this year’s lineup are still under wraps, but the OWSLA trio are likely to bring another diverse cast of friends along for FORM’s fifth edition.
The expansive array of artists is a major move for BBC as its selects certainly coincide with the changing tides of dance music, both underground and mainstream. Each artist will have monthly shows running from January to June 2018.
2018 Residency Line-up:
First Thursday of the month, Beginning January 4: TQD Jubilee
Second Thursday of the month, Beginning January 11: The Black Madonna Bradley Zero
Third Thursday of the month, Beginning January 18: Artwork TOKiMONSTA
Fourth Thursday of the month, beginning January 25: James Blake Mura Masa
After tweeting a short cryptic teaser that had the Bassnectar family clamoring over possible upcoming events, Bassnectar has officially revealed his return to Chicago, IL, March 30–31, 2018, after a seven year Windy City hiatus. The two-night run features an incredibly diverse cast of bass music’s most promising rising talent, including REZZ, TroyBoi, TOKiMONSTA, Ivy Lab, Danny Corn, and Bay Area newcomer Andreilien.
The theme of the spring time gathering, according to Bassnectar’s official blog, is set to “…celebrate the dawning of Spring: rebirth, regeneration, and a radiant gratitude for life.” The whole team promises to amp up all levels of art, music, interactivity, and community as well with staples like The Haven and The Gift Altar.
The spring announcement also comes as the first of four seasonal gatherings in 2018, of which Lorin Ashton presents as a bit of a jigsaw to be decoded by his devoted followers. The Bassnectar team will be planting tiny reveals and clues over the coming months as to dates, themes, locations, and line-up support. But for now:
Pre-sale tickets for the Spring special event will go on sale Wednesday, November 15th at 12pm ET. Regular tickets will go on sale the following day, also at 12pm ET. Read the full announcement on Bassnectar’s official blog.
Wowza has it been an exciting week for bass heads. On top of two single releases, Bassnectar has just announced one of his seasonal gatherings for 2018. With a stacked lineup including Rezz, Troyboi and Tokimonsta, the two-day event is set for March 30th and 31st at the Stephens Convention Center in Chicago, IL.