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RY X – Sweat (LIVE)

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RY X was a seed that was planted, gently watered and nurtured. And it has grown, and blossomed. It has already grown beyond what I initially imagined.” – RY X

Ry X is pleased to unveil a beautifully recorded live version of ‘Sweat’, taken from his debut album Dawn, out now via Infectious Records.

Recorded live at Volksbuhne Berlin, much like every track on ‘Dawn’, the song begins with solo plaintive guitar and fragile vocals building over 9 minutes to a crescendo of crushing beats and orchestral arrangements; his threadbare power remaining at the forefront throughout.

The shattering climax and rawness of ‘Sweat’ alongside minimal arrangements enhance the songs emotional pull, “’Sweat’ is about the ghosts of past relationships and choosing between loves… you’re sweating in that situation, just as when you run or hit a boxing bag. That’s emotional sweat”.

Conscientious and unfeigned debut, Dawn is available to purchase/stream now via. Infectious Records, with Ry disclosing how the 12-track LP came to fruition via a candid process of self-discovery and trust – “I have followed my heart and it has been a beautiful process of building trust with myself, as an artist, and person.”

Ry X will play British Summer Time Hyde Park on 3 July, alongside Carole King.

Live Dates:
2nd July – Musique en Stock Festival, Cluses, France
3rd July – BST Hyde Park, London
3rd July – Barn on the Farm Festival, Gloucester
5th July – Montreux Jazz Festival, Switzerland
9th July – Traena Festival, Norway
11th July – Södra Teaterns Stora Scen, Stockholm
12th July – VEGA Musikkens Hus, Copenhagen
13th July – Auditorium Stravinski, Switzerland
15th July – Out of the Woods Festival, Austria
22nd July – SEXTO’NPLUGGED, Italy
23rd July – Siren Festival, Italy
29th July – 31st July – Sacred Ground Festival, Germany
5th August – Pickathon, Happy Valley, OR, USA
18th August – Pukklepop, Belgium
19th August – MS Dockville Festival, Hamburg
20st August – Lowlands Festival, Netherlands

The Acid – RA (David August Remix)

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Minimalist electronic trio, The Acid’s new single RA (released this June via Infectious Records) has been given the David August rework.

This new rework comes from Berlin based, classically trained pianist/ producer, David August, hailing from fellow German, Solomon’s Diynamic camp (previously making his debut for Dixon’s Innervisions label).

August injects layers of atmospheric percussion into the acoustically driven original for a dreamy down tempo edit, looping in the soft vocals that coo “come on, come on”.

August’s re-work is the second in a series of remixes with more to follow from Alex Banks, Weval and Olaf Stuut ahead of The Acid’s summer gigs and festival dates including Appletree Garden Festival, DE and Secret Garden Party, UK.