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Video: Giraffage & Viceroy – Impression Of You feat. Patrick Baker

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Day-dreamy croons and an R&B ambience is the brilliant personality behind “Impression Of You,” the highly anticipated track from Giraffage and Viceroy. The San Francisco-based tandem creates a sultry sonic cocoon within their vocal-driven ballad, featuring Patrick Baker’s lovelorn lyrics floating over pulsating synths, tight 808 snares and fast looped hats. And while the track marks a few firsts – the collaboration itself, each artist’s debut on Dim Mak – neither producer is a novice to the scene.

Giraffage is the sound-sculpting beat guru whose signature electronic pop flavor has won him praise from taste-making publications such as Pitchfork, FADER and Vogue. While celebrated for his remixes, Giraffage released his most recent EP No Reason on Fool’s Gold, producing the collection sans any sampled material. His prowess for evoking emotion through music has taken him on tour with Phantogram, Flume and XXYYXX, as well as alongside Porter Robinson as the main support on the massive “Worlds Tour.”

His counterpart Viceroy, the self-proclaimed Sultan of Summer, characteristically embeds a lush, tropi-coolness into his tracks that has skyrocketed many of them to the top of Hype Machine’s charts. He’s presented his distinct brand of summertime disco to clubs and parties across the world, with showcases at CMJ in New York and tours across Australia, Asia, and South America, and while his “Impression of You” is a departure from that comfort zone, the result is equally delectable.

Dim Mak celebrates the release of “Impression Of You” with an official music video that depicts the perfect narrative for modern day romance and desire. The story revolves around a young man who lets his imagination run wild when matched with Perfect 10 on a tinder-esque app. Unfortunately for the protagonist, all the lust he feels is unrequited and he ends the morning no closer to realizing his dreams.

Lane 8 – Ghost feat. Patrick Baker (Remixes)

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Rising Anjunadeep star Lane 8 announced the release of his debut album in style recently, with the brilliant new single ‘Ghost feat. Patrick Baker‘. On remix duties are a diverse trio of talented producers; techno innovator Audion, Aus Music prodigy Bwana and blogger’s favourite Luvian.

After collaborating with Lane 8 on a track on the upcoming album, Matthew Dear took his notorious Audion guise to remix ‘Ghost’, following remixes for legendary acts like Leftfield, Four Tet, Dubfire and Seth Troxler. Completely twisting the mood of the original, cutting the vocal over a frenetic groove he delivers a gnarly late-night techno cut.

Bwana has marked himself out as one to watch with his excellent EPs on Will Saul’s Aus Music, and his epic take on ‘Ghost’ is another winner, playing off the subtle melodies of the original with a huge bass hook, and Patrick Baker’s evocative lyrics.

UK based Luvian has been bubbling away for a while, with his early tracks picking up millions of plays on YouTube and Soundcloud. He takes his remix away from the club, instead opting for a gorgeous poolside version, stripping back almost entirely to sparse percussion, sensual melodic textures and warped vocals.

An emotional 10-track journey across beautiful melodic instrumentals, leftfield pop moments and quirky electronica, the confident debut album ‘Rise’ (out 17th July on Anjunadeep) represents a bold, bright coming of age for an act who burst onto the scene with a flurry of Hype Machine #1s and stand-out remixes of diverse dance titans like ODESZA, Eric Prydz and Above & Beyond.

Featuring vocal turns from Solomon Grey, Ghostly International’s Matthew Dear and Patrick Baker among others, ‘Rise’ also features standout instrumentals such as the romantic techno vibes of the title track and the Joris Voorn-inspired ‘Klara’ – touching on the DJ sound that has won him so many fans on recent tours.

Video: Lane 8 – Ghost feat. Patrick Baker

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‘Ghost feat. Patrick Baker’, the first single from the forthcoming debut album from Lane 8 is a brooding atmospheric number, now with a music video to match.

Simmering with melancholic melodies and emotive atmospherics, the song is the first taste of new music from the anticipated album ‘Rise’, set for release on Anjunadeep this summer. Released as an instant grat download alongside the album pre-order, the track is a contemplative song about lost love and broken hearts. The video, directed by UK collective DEMS works the emotion into a story of a crew of bikers torn apart by a love triangle.

To me, Ghost is a song about unreturned love, and the feeling of invisibility that can go along with it. We wanted that emotional landscape to be explored in the video and really loved DEMS’ approach. I feel they created something aesthetically rich and textured, while also telling an interesting and relatable story.” – Lane 8

An emotional 10-track journey across beautiful melodic instrumentals, leftfield pop moments and quirky electronica, the confident ‘Rise’ represents a bold, bright coming of age for an act who burst onto the scene with a flurry of Hype Machine #1s and stand-out remixes of diverse dance titans like ODESZA, Eric Prydz and Above & Beyond.

Featuring vocal turns from Solomon Grey, Ghostly International’s Matthew Dear and Patrick Baker among others, ‘Rise’ also features standout instrumentals such as the romantic techno vibes of the title track and the Joris Voorn-inspired ‘Klara’ – touching on the DJ sound that has won him so many fans on recent tours.

Out 17th July on Anjunadeep.

Video: Lane 8 – The One feat. Patrick Baker

San Francisco producer Daniel Goldstein, a.k.a. Lane 8, returns to Anjunadeep label with his new, three-track EP, The One. Below, you can wath the video for the EPs title track, a groovy house jam featuring vocals from Nashville vocalist/producer Patrick Baker. The EP also includes one more original track “Nothing You Can Say”, which features Philadelphia-based singer/songwriter Lucy Stone and a remix of “The One” from Austrian house duo Klangkarussell. Stream all of them below. Out on February 10. Video by Remy Bazerque.