RYAN LOFTY PRESENTS UNIVERSE + ME (FEAT. RICH JONES) OUT JUNE 23


“Ryan’s follow up release to The Mountain is another tropical house masterpiece.”
EDMSauce


Hot off the release of debut single The Mountain (feat. Bonx), Ryan Lofty teams up with Chicago MC Rich Jones to bring you Universe + Me, a contemporary ode to the stars. The chill electronic track with tropical elements (live flute, steel drums) will be released on all major digital outlets Tuesday, June 23.


  • iTunes
  • Google Play
  • Spotify
  • YouTube

Friends since their college days, Lofty and Jones met in a dimly lit bar deep under Chicago’s Lincoln Park. Lofty recalls being introduced to a hooded Jones through a mutual acquaintance while wrapping up a 4AM DJ set.

“Rich freestyled on the spot that night and I was like holy fuck he is good. We connected right away and talked about making music together.”

Eventually Lofty would move away to follow a career as a composer at Disney Creative Studios in Los Angeles. Jones would go on to develop a name as one of Chicago’s top underground MC’s both as a solo artist and one third of hip-hop group Second City Citizens.

Five years on they reconnected with a shared desire to create something new, a collaboration which marked Lofty’s debut season as a solo producer and Jones’ first time laying down vocals on an electronic track.

Universe + Me is the result of late nights in hotel rooms, empty offices, and a small studio in Las Vegas. The duo took a loop of a live flute sample and added seventy-two layers of light Asian-inspired melodies, husky vocal harmonies, progressive drum beats, and syncopated bass. Universe + Me is a composition that will add fuel to the fire of both artists already on their way to a massive 2015.


Ryan Lofty has one mix and one original vocal single set for release every month this summer. Keep in touch on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Soundcloud

More information about Ryan Lofty including MP3s and images available on Dropbox here.


UNIVERSE + ME – CREDITS

Produced by Ryan Lofty
Written by Ryan Lofty and Rich Jones
Live Flute by Jonathan J. Golko
Mastering by Ben Lindell, EMW Music Group

UNIVERSE + ME – LYRICS

Got my seat back, my feet up
Love next to me, starin’ at the stars
I’ve got my seat back, my feet up
Love next to me, starin’ at the stars

It goes on, and on, and on, and on
Far as the eye can see
It goes on, and on, and on, and on
The universe and me

The universe and me (x6)

Hello beautiful, hello victory
Hello universe, I’m ready, take the lead
Hello beautiful, hello victory
Hello universe, I’m ready, take the lead

It goes on, and on, and on, and on
Far as the eye can see
It goes on, and on, and on, and on
The universe and me

The universe and me (x5)


VIEW ALL: RYAN LOFTY SUMMER RELEASES

  • Ryan Lofty - The Mountain (feat. Bonx)
  • Ryan Lofty - Universe + Me (feat. Rich Jones)
  • Ryan Lofty - Higher (feat. Bestfriends)
  • Ryan Lofty - Say it to Me (feat. Bonx)