When Ryan Lofty burst on the scene last year with his summer series tracks, I was interested. When I got the chance to see him live at Life is Beautiful Festival in Las Vegas, I became captivated. What I did not know is that Lofty had a full album 2 years in the making waiting to be released to the world.
Tourists from the Future has a serene feel which takes you on a journey through space and time. As you can see in this mini-mix, the album eases you in, gets you grooving, cools you off, and then lets you go. Ryan Lofty brings back Bonx and Bestfriends with great performances on the album. American Idol alum Casey Abrams, Vegas local Gary Fowler, and Mansions on the Moon singer Ted Wendler also bring their talents to the table.
Lofty has said this album is a “moment in time that I really just needed to get out to move on as a producer.” With various talents such as piano, percussion, guitar, bass, and trumpet Ryan Lofty is more than a producer/artist. He is a highly talented composer who took his time to develop a cohesive sound.
With bookings at SXSW, Beyond Wonderland, and FlyOver Fashion Festival; and the promise of more singles this summer, Ryan Lofty is really making a name for himself in 2016.
– Jim Babaoglu