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Paper Diamond Returns With Versatile New Album 'Holograms'

Paper Diamond holograms

Although he just recently emerged from a two-year hiatus, you’d be hard-pressed to find a bass music fan who doesn’t appreciate the versatility that is Paper Diamond. From his debut 2005 release of the iconic “Can We Go Up” with Mad Decent to the his ethereal Levitate LP with Pretty Lights Music in 2011, the Colorado-born artist has proved time and time again just how dynamic he really is. Today we welcome Paper Diamond back onto the scene with Holograms, an album years in the making that takes listeners on a sonic journey through sound.

Paper Diamond has kept the bass community at attention since he dropped “WORK 9000,” a ferocious, bass-laden single that ends this album on a triumphant note, in January. Anticipation only grew from there with the punchy “Downfalls” and the surprising moombahton heater “Bass Real Big,” with each singles’ distinct sound characterized by artwork the producer created himself.

These three tracks were just a small taste of the 11-track LP, and in it Paper Diamond pulls from the past to push his genre forward. Low, rumbling songs like “Wear Me Out,” with its haunting whispers and shifty percussion, stand side by side with album standouts like “Piece Of Mind,” a chilled out work that will take you on a ride through the rise and fall of its otherworldly progressions. The shimmering transition in “Hologram 02” leaps straight into the ominous, jaw-dropping “Yay.” Pieces like “Done Up” feat. Rarri channel hip-hop while “Lose My Mind” feat. JSTJR and Lafa Taylor goes moombahton once again. Subgenres of all kinds find their home in this project, fitting together in a way that only Paper Diamond could pull off. Holograms isn't just everything we expected from the dynamite producer — it’s everything and much, much more. Check it out below and enjoy!

Paper Diamond - Holograms

paper diamond holograms

PREMIERE | Paper Diamond Returns With Bright Must Hear Song “Downfalls” Ft. Polina

Paper Diamond downfalls

He’s back! Today is a good day as we have new music from Paper Diamond! We’ve been fans of Alex B’s Paper Diamond project for years and couldn’t be more excited to be premiering his must-hear new single “Downfalls” featuring Polina via Fools Gold.

“Sometimes good things take time. I decided to not rush in making this album in an attempt to make something meaningful that I truly enjoyed making, but also listening to. 

2018 is the year I finally get to release all the music I’ve been holding on these last couple of years.” - Paper Diamond

It’s been since 2015’s Rain Drop EP that we’ve had the pleasure of hearing new music from Paper Diamond, but this new song was well worth the wait as he follows up his recent single “WORK 9000.” The rollout of his anticipated new album comes with a refreshing sound we already can’t get enough of as the celebrated producer and songwriter puts his sound design on full display. 

Paper Diamond has always been versatile, and here he shows his ability to blend genres past the point of recognition once again on “Downfalls.” He builds the song up layer by layer, crafting a smooth and lush backdrop paired with impeccable vocal drops, bright melodies and soft horn jabs as he shows off his incredible sound design. Polina's vocals were the perfect fit for "Downfalls," which has an irresistible punch to it and has us smashing the replay button instantly. If you’re sitting still listening to this, you’re doing something wrong. Enjoy!

Paper Diamond - Downfalls (Ft. Polina)

Protohype & Paper Diamond - Let's Go (Ft. Armanni Reign) : Trap

Protohype & Paper Diamond - Let's Go (Ft. Armanni Reign) : Trap - Featured Image

LA based producer Protohype who we last heard on his collaboration with Two Fresh on "Gutta" has linked up with LA producer Paper Diamond for one of the next summer trap anthems titled "Let's Go." We've been hearing the song teased live and also heard in Snails' Volume 2 edition of his "Snailed It Mix" and today we get to hear the full song. The producers combine their musical styles with big melodies, heavy drums and a relentless trapped out drop to pair up with Armanni Reign's vocals giving us just what we want. Stream the full song below and pick up your copy of "The Dog House" EP set to release through Datsik's Firepower Records label July 3rd. Enjoy

Protohype & Paper Diamond - Let's Go Ft. Armanni Reign

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