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Cloud Pound delivers a razors edge of tough beats accompanied by a butterfly’s touch of melody and ethereal soundscapes. These songs uplift the listener as much as they inspire a tantrum of foot stomping.
Entranced, nearly basking in the radiance of R/D’s sound, audiences are swallowed up in his vibrant melodies, pounding beats, and zealous dedication to the craft. Dripping with angst and desire, R/D’s compositions can be at times dizzyingly beautiful, heartbreaking in their melancholy and dancefloor-crushing all at once. With artists clamoring to share bills and secure remixes, his edgy and experimental sound is finding new ears nationwide and beyond, elevating him from L.A. indie auteur to full-fledged underground sensation.
Not content to rework straightforward dance or hip-hop tracks, R/D’s eclecticism lead him to todays most cutting edge artists, resulting in massively successful remixes of Swedish songstress Fever Ray (“I’m Not Done”) and James Blake’s earth-shattering “Wilhelm Scream” both of which landed him high atop Hype Machine’s charts.
R/D has recently been tapped to join tours with The Glitch Mob, Bassnectar, VibeSquaD, and Beats Antique, and 2012 festival appearances include Coachella, Electric Forest, Lightening in a Bottle, and Boonstock. His “Bay Crush” album – released 12/5/11 – debuted at #1 on the Beatport Glitch-Hop chart, and he received a nod from North Face with his music featured as the sweeping soundtrack to an extreme snowboarding video.
2012 has undoubtedly been Jack Beats most prolific and prominent year to date. Their Beyoncé remix is still turning heads, they’ve just released the first mini LP ‘Careless’ and the dust hasn’t yet settled on their headline UK tour. Never ones to rest on their laurels, they’ve lined up something rather special ahead of the release of mini LP no.2 – ‘Somebody To Love’.
Progressions sums up the combined parts of both mini albums, resulting in 35 minutes of un-interrupted Jack Beats heat; “The aim of this mix was to produce something a little more special than your average mixtape. It’s a full album length body of original work, summing the best of our last 2 years in the studio”.
Featuring every track off both Careless and Somebody To Love, this is the only place you can hear tracks likeAbout To Get Fresh (Ft Chiddy Bang and OV) and Storm (feat Kid Harpoon) ahead of the release of the mini LP Somebody To Love on 9th December.
As if that wasn’t enough ‘Jack Beats Presents’ returns to FABRIC London on Friday 7th December, and they’ve bought someone rather special along for the ride. Fatboy Slim will be stepping up to the turntables, for his first London DJ set since he rocked up to Stratford straddling a giant purple octopus. This is a rare chance to see him in a club setting, and with the likes of Redlight, Doorly & Shadow Child also on the bill, this night is not to be missed.
If you’re stateside don’t fear, you can check Jack Beats on their mammoth US Tour including Owsla dates and a main slot at Hard ‘Day Of The Dead’ Festival! Check out the dates HERE
Progressions Track listing:
‘Knock You Down’
‘Careless’ feat Takura
‘End Of Love’ (Re-Edit)
‘War’ Feat Diplo & Example
‘Just A Beat’
‘About To Get Fresh’ (feat Chiddy Bang & OV)
‘Epidemic’ feat Dillon Francis
‘Somebody To Love’ feat Jess Mills
‘Storm’ feat Kid Harpoon
World Premiere – Scuba Live Show
Sat 3rd Nov @ Shoreditch Warehouse, London
Scuba (live & DJ set), George Fitzgerald, Lando Kal, Locked Groove and Chris Stanford
10pm – 6am
For tickets: www.londonwarehouseevents.co.uk
Upcoming DJ dates
Sat 13th Oct – The Rainbow, Birmingham
Fri 2nd Nov – The Twisted Pepper, Dublin
Fri 9th Nov – Motion, Bristol
Fri 30th Nov – Shindig, Newcastle
Sat 1st Dec – Warehouse Project, Manchester
Fri 7th Dec – Stealth, Nottingham
Sat 8th Dec – The Stiff Kitten, Belfast
Night Vision Tickets- http://www.paper-diamond.com/tour-dates