After two years of headlining at festivals across the nation and developing intricate synth and trip-hop influenced soundscapes, Paper Diamond is ready to embark on his first headlining tour in 2014. Born Alex Botwin, the Colorado-native is kicking off his self-titled tour in late January with support from trap duo Loudpvck, Branches, Gent & Jawkins and Manic Focus. Paper Diamond’s big announcement is coupled with it’s own 2014 Tour Mix, jam-packed with glitch hop and hip-hop remix tunes giving fans a 22-minute sneak peak of action that awaits the upcoming dates.Posted by
After experimenting with different sounds in their last EP Hot Sauce, Zeds Dead are back with another EP and this time they’re giving it away for free. The four track EP Altered States features contributions from Zeds Dead, Green Lantern, Branchez bootleg, and Paper Diamond, making it near impossible to pick a genre to label it. The EP is meant to promote the tour of the same name (featuring all of the artists on the EP) and will hit 35 cities starting September 18th in Winnipeg, Canada. Pre-sale starts June 5th and tickets go on sale June 10th. Until thenm you can listen and view all the dates past the break download the EP below.
Editors’ Selections is an opportunity for your favorite Dancing Astronaut contributors to talk about some of the music they’re listening to that we might not always get an opportunity to post about from week to week. Sometimes it’s out there, sometimes it’s obscure, but you’ll always get a peek into what we’re loving behind closed doors.
In anticipation for his forthcoming Paragon EP, set to be released on April 16th, Paper Diamond has debuted the EP’s second single as a free download. In typical Paper Diamond fashion, heavily compressed synthesis construct a chilling soundscape of echoing electronica driven forward by a bevy of syncopated percussion. Featuring the production touches of twin brother duo Christian Rich and the ethereal vocals of Angela McCluskey, “XIX” dabbles in a variety of genres, dipping its toes in trap and chillwave for what proves to be a match made in downtempo heaven.Posted by
The 2013 lineup for the infamous Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Tennessee has been announced and will feature a host of electronic artists including A-Trak, Boys Noize, Wolfgang Gartner, and Pretty Lights. In total, 2013′s cast of producers will nearly double from the five in 2012. From Porter Robinson to Four Tet, or Araabmuzik to Paper Diamond, Coachella’s less flashy cousin continues to welcome in the entire spectrum of electronica, pitting some of the genre’s top producers right alongside legendary artists like Tom Petty, Paul McCartney and the Beach Boys.
Full lineup after the break.
In less than five days, GLOWfest will make its next stop at West Virginia University for Homecoming and is bringing major talent to Morgantown. Porter Robinson and Zedd will spin back-to-back sets along with Bingo Players, Krewella, Paper Diamond, and local talent. Mr. Robinson and Zedd need no introduction – we predicted a huge year for Porter, and Zedd has unquestionably the inescapable smash single to date in 2012. Before Zedd’s complextro wobbles hits the decks, be sure to check out the opening acts. Here’s why:
Paper Diamond, born Alex Botwin, took some time at Electric Zoo 2012 to give us some insight into who he is, his philosophies, and projects. He had just finished wowing the growing crowd with a diverse set early Sunday afternoon. The set ranged from electro house to glitch hop including some of his own tracks such as “Levitate,” “Can We Go Up,” and “Time Flies,” which showcases his wide range of production skills and interests. Read more about our time with him after the break.