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purple salvation

PURPLE will be releasing his debut EP, Salvation, tomorrow, and personally I’m very excited to hear more from the WeDidIt Collective member. “Supreme” is the third track revealed from his maiden release (after “The Club” and “Feel Alone”), and it’s picked up right where the other two left off — creeping and crawling along to an eerie downtempo beat. One thing’s for sure, PURPLE’s sound is completely unique and inimitable, a large feat for such a young producer. √+


My love for the Wedidit collective is not really a secret, and the unbridled admiration stems mostly from the principle that they are simply a bunch of really fun idiosyncratic individuals who all create cool shit. D33J was one of the last in the crew I met, not before seeing him bouncing around / on top of me at Wedidit events and of course listening to his works in the musical circuit.

His upcoming EP on LA-based anticon was created in the windowless depths of what was explained as a 30-person warehouse living space in San Francisco over the course of one month. The imagery of the EP matches perfectly with the realms of D33J’s living situation during the creation of ‘Gravel’. The first preview of the EP, a track called ‘Slow’ which features the vocals from fellow warehouser Krayola, is a synthesis of two seemingly different senses and emotions. It is both synthetic and raw, gloomy and tender, dreamy and thoughtful, all at the same time.

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I posted the eerie music video to this track from WeDidIt collective member, PURPLE, last week. “The Club” is weird, but in a way that has made me listen to it about 35 times already. Not sure if it’s the creepy vocals or the minimal, downtempo nature of the production, but either way, I’m excited to hear PURPLE’s debut EP, Salvation, in November. √+

LA collective Wedidit (known perhaps best for their work with acts like Shlohmo, RL Grime, and visual artist Sus Boy) have just released a dual-sided EP from new artists to their roster: C.Z. and Arnold. “Das Why” is C.Z.’s track, what I happily am going to dub as “evil runway” thanks to a very amusing Soundcloud comment thread. Tamed horns, repetitive vocaling, squeaks and drips, and the tiniest tinge of 808 cowbell, “Das Why” is dark but still relatively charming, a novel combination that WEDIDIT has made its name in. The other half of the EP, Arthur’s “Plus and Minus” is much more atmospheric, with pitched-up melodic vocals, piano chords, and little additions of triplet-snares. Though the two tracks contain similar elements (cut-up repetitive vocals, toned-down base elements (horns, piano), and little sound trinkets) and thus work well together, they’re very aesthetically different.

Accompanying the release is a music video for the tracks, designed by none-other than WEDIDIT’s own Sus Boy. Sus Boy, however mysterious of an entity he presents himself to be, has been making serious waves in the world of the internet this year, doing everything from designing EP covers to websites to tour visuals to music videos, each time with an perspective that is oft-imitated but somehow all his own.

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CHVRCHES are set to come out with a new single soon and have commissioned the help of Groundislava to work his magic on their electro pop anthem, “Gun.” He brings a jungle/island house sounding vibe to the break and amplifies the danceability to the track with a pumping hi-hat loop that will have you up on your feet in no time. You can pre-order the new Gun EP itunes in the U.K. but no official date on a release for the U.S.

The artists over at Wedidit always know how to blend the perfect amount of Pop with some of the underground sounds that the scene is clamoring about. Although Groundislava might be a little late to the game with this whole Katy Perry remix game, he wastes no time jumping straight into a future pop rendition to shatter any predecessor. There is really no limit to what sounds Groundislava will play around with, as congo drums come in for some triplet accents, and arpeggio synths create a brilliant pop atmosphere.

Yours Truly and Adidas have brought together WeDidIt’s Shlohmo, and Jeremih, to create an original production for their “Songs From Scratch” segment. By now you may have heard Shlohmo’s remix of Jeremih entitled, “Fuck U All The Time,” and I’m sure that had some bearing on the decision to get these two in the studio together.

Based off the ‘making of’ video that aired a little over a week ago, Shlohmo laid down the track first and then the vocals and bars from Jeremih were added. The artwork was commissioned by Saiman Chow and to thicken this plot up a little bit, Shlohmo and Jeremih will be performing together on April 5th and 6th in San Francisco.