Quickly rising singer Gallant is coming hot off a successful 2015 in which he joined Zhu on the Mind of a Genius label, released his breakout single “Weight In Gold,” and toured alongside Sufjan Stevens in addition to launching his new acoustic video series “In The Room.” Now Gallant has recently shared on social media that his debut album is finished, and we couldn’t be more excited.
This LA based singer aims to reshape the R&B landscape with his piercing falsetto vocals, and he’s back flexing his rare voice with Skipping Stones, a two-track digital release out Friday, 2/5 on Red Bull Sound Select. He’s released the title track “Skipping Stones” featuring the alurring vocals of fellow R&B singer Jhene Aiko and was co-produced by Stint and Adrian Younge, a master sampler & hip hop producer who’s worked with Ghostface Killah, Jay Z, DJ Premier, and more. This new track blends laid back, organic guitar, bass, horns, and keyboard instrumentation with raw drums utilizing a crashing snare; setting the stage for Gallant’s soulful vocals to shine atop. The second track off this release this Friday is Gallant's "Borderline" collaboration with James Fauntleroy we previously covered.
Gallant's – Skipping Stones (feat. Jhene Aiko)
The anticipation has been very real since word first broke via an Instagram photo that OG trap and bass innovators Flosstradamus hit the studio with rising bass act NGHTMRE during a recent visit to Chicago and a collaboration was in the works. The fruits of the production session are now available for all to hear as “Lighters Up” was released today on Flosstradamus debut HDYNATION RADIO album.
A big room build pushes the momentum towards a drop that’s filled with bass kicks, electro synths, and all the proper amounts of hype aesthetics one would expect on collaboration between the two acts. Listeners will find it rather difficult remaining calm while streaming this thunderous anthem below!
FLOSSTRADAMUS & NGHTMRE – LIGHTERS UP | iTunes
UPDATE (10.22.2015): Listen to the full version of ZHU and Skrillex's collab "Workgin For It" featuring THEY which was just premiered.
ZHU has been rolling out some seriously impressive collaborations for his Genesis series. Collabs with the likes of Bone Thugs & Harmony, Gallant, and AlunaGeorge amongst more, and just last week we got teased with one of the most anticipated tracks from his CRSSD fesival set, his collaboration with Skrillex titled "Working For It."
We get another awesome animated preview video for the first taste of the song. The black and white cartoon visuals continues the mysterious Grand Theft Auto/James Bond style imagery showing Skrillex pilot a helicopter. This latest track offers Skrillex’s signature production influence that shines through with some unusual sounding vocals from ZHU. Watch the video below and stay tuned for the last track from the Genesis series as a collaboration with Mind of a Genius’ newest label mate, THEY. Enjoy!
ZHU Ft. Skrillex & They – Working For It
Chet Faker has blessed our pages multiple times this year while always delivering something infectiously fresh each time — check out his recent collab Cactus Channel collabs here. Whether going at the production alone or working with other artists, you can guarantee the melodic arrangements will be dialed in at 100%.
After connecting over social media, Chet came together with DFA Record's Marcus Marr in a studio session to work on this thrilling "The Trouble With Us" original. Funky bass picks are meshed with electro synths while a disco house styled beat swings this into a real dance floor heater. We can't not mention Chet's signature cooing vocals are counterbalanced with Marcus' for something quite soothing to hear.
This track will be released on Marcus Marr and Chet's forthcoming Work EP, which will available on December 4th via Faker's own Detail Records. Stream the single below and Enjoy!
Marcus Marr & Chet Faker – The Trouble With Us | iTunes
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