Here’s the thing. Right out the gate this is a heater. No build up, no clever slow-build, no tricky twists & turns, this song just slams the fact that it’s a banger right down on the table for the whole world to see. Filled with juicy vocoders, bubbling sidechained synthesis, and a ceaselessly groovy drop, Lofty drops a sublime Savoir Adore remix. Seriously – it’s undeniable. We’ve found the header for your weekend party playlist, we promise you.
– Stephen Schmuldt
Catch my record “Universe + Me” featuring Rich Jones TONIGHT on the 2-episode season finale of MTV Real World @ 10/9c!! #thanksmtv #music #universeboom
Borgore Pool Concert
Friday June 17
Foxtail Pool Club
SLS Las Vegas
Had a great chat with Insomniac this weekend, I don’t usually get this personal but it felt good to tell my story. Thanks to everyone who came out to the SXSW and Beyond Wonderland!
While he has been categorized under the tropical house umbrella and has been compared to Kygo and Thomas Jack, Ryan’s sound is so much more than that. His diverse background has allowed him to thrive, with a sound that is intelligent, cool and laid-back yet still totally danceable.
We caught up with Ryan between sets at both SXSW and Beyond Wonderland SoCal this past weekend, where he followed up a night of techno with his melodic sound for a crowd that was more than ready to join him on his journey.
– Alex Dias
For today’s roundup, I’m taking you to places you might expect Vehlinggo to tread (M83) and places you might not (Ryan Lofty)….
– Aaron Vehling
Front page of GDE:
RYAN LOFTY DISINTEGRATES THE BOUNDARIES WITH HIS ALBUM TOURISTS FROM THE FUTURE
The Troubadour Megastructure Stage at Life is Beautiful was backdropped with a blood red sky as Vegas Producer Ryan Lofty hit the decks after walking right accross the street to the gig from home. From there, a legion of new followers funneled in and awaited more new music to follow up the track that got him to where he is. After careful perfection and solid final decisions, his album Tourists From the Future has arrived.
Lofty has always been adept at applying strong ideas and context to his music, with pieces like The Landing and Transmissions(with Lofty on vocals himself) harboring musicality that suit the titles and carry the story forward. The title of the album already sparks vivid imagery; the sounds behind the music consist of organic instrumentation and otherworldly synth sounds to evoke the thoughts of a posse of highly intelligent and curious travelers looking on today’s society.
– John Carr
Las Vegas based producer Ryan Lofty seemed to burst onto the scene with his airy style of future synth pop, promoting nothing but good vibes. His debut album was just released and if you’re craving warm weather, this is the launching point you’ve been looking for this season. Titled Tourists from the Future, there’s certainly a distinctly spacey thread running through the entirety of the album, but it’s still decidedly tropical.
The album eases in with a track appropriately titled “The Landing.” Its Glitch Mob type epic feeling serves as the perfect gateway into the cosmic pool party that ensues. Songs like “We Are” and “Beyond the Moon” promote the positive energy with silky vocals and bouncy synth disco. Then you also have slower cuts like “The Mothership” and “Zzyzx” to round out the high points with more ballad-style tracks. Let’s not forget to mention Lofty’s own vocals appearing on “Transmissions.”
– Lauren Jefferson
Oy Vey SXSW Events usually host a healthy handful of weirdos, quirky rappers and backpacker crew — but in 2016, Kosha Dillz and friends are pushing the envelope further recruiting Kool Keith as Dr. Octagon to lay down a headlining set at Sledgehammer on Thursday March 17th. Allegedly his only SXSW performance of the weekend – the multi-monikered rapper said “I will not have a sledge hammer with me, but a gang of aliens will be accompany me.”
To accompany Keith, Kosha recruited not just himself – but rising hip-hop acts Sir The Baptist, Fat Tony and Ryan Lofty x Rich Jones. The latter offer the live premier (and only performance) of their debut project that features Chicago based vocalist Rich Jones crushing over Ryan Lofty‘s production to open up the night’s party with a 7:30 kick-off. You may recall the pair from their collaboration in 2015 – “Universe + Me.”
As one of the few official SXSW events that gets live music bumping before 8, we’re suggesting an early arrival to catch Ryan Lofty x Rich Jones. Rich Jones affiliations to The Social Experiment crew and Lofty’s rapidly rising status as a sought after tropical house producer and television composer make their collaboration a unique one that could pick up real steam.
– SUPERGOOD MUSIC