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Video: RY X – Bad Love

RY X is very pleased to unveil some new music, his first since the release of his debut album Dawn back in the spring of 2016. Bad Love is launched with a stunning video shot on location in Mexico.

Bad Love is directed by Ry and Irrum. It’s a remarkably visceral re-introduction to this magically haunting artist, recorded in LA and produced by Ry.

Ry will also play a string of European live shows in the Spring, many of which will find Ry and his band performing alongside the respective cities’ premier orchestras.

The Australian born artist, now based in LA, concluded touring Dawn earlier this year with two sold-out shows at Berlin’s Konzerthaus. Tickets for the 2018 shows go on sale via http://www.ry-x.com on Friday 22nd September – the seven shows conclude at the Town Hall in Shoreditch, London on the 1st March.

HOWLING – Phases

Howling return with “Phases” (supported via RA), the first new music from their forthcoming full-length. Released digitally on 8th March 2017 on Counter Records alongside a club version of the original, the single will be followed by remixes from Alex.Do (Dystopian) and Toto Chiavetta (Innervisions) which will see a vinyl and digital release via Innervisions.

“We began this track with a few synths and some obscure vinyl samples when we had some time together in California in an old wood and stone house looking down over the sea… everything was recorded there with all the beautiful scratch and hiss of a lounge room with windows open to the world… we shaped it further playing it live, learnt how it needed to flow and gently coerced it when we could in Berlin and Ibiza and anywhere we found ourselves in between… it found its way to its many forms and carries all those places and moments with it now..”

Consisting of Frank Wiedemann of  Âme and singer RY X of The Acid, Howling released their debut album “Sacred Ground” in 2014 to widespread acclaim. Described as “Flawlessly stunning production… A tranquil masterclass in downtempo electronics” by Mixmag, the record solidified their previous breakout success with the viral track ‘Howling’, and was complimented with a set of stunning remixes from the likes of Midland,Rødhåd and Radioslave.

Frank and RY X also took their collaboration out on the road, translating the album into a mesmerising live show and playing a string of sold out shows and festivals in the UK and across the world. They return to play live at Village Underground in London on the 15th April. 

Tour Dates:
15/04: Village Underground, London, UK (tickets)
16/04: DGTL, Amsterdam, Netherlands (tickets)

No. 18: RY X – Dawn

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The Acid singer’s solo project is a captivating wash of soul, folk and electronica. With his pained falsetto and music that knits gently-picked acoustics into spare, electronic surges, Ry Cuming is well armed to document love and isolation. Dawn doesn’t just evoke emotions, though. Its visceral currents and swells, reflect the way those feelings move: the breathtaking drag of heartbreak (“Beacon”); how yearning can rise from a nagging itch to a consuming ache (“Lean”). “Berlin” doesn’t even need a chorus to draw you in–its hymnal longing seeps into the bones like an autumn chill.

Video: RY X – Howling

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Check out the visuals for the RY X single, “Howling”. Lifted from the his debut album Dawn, available now, the video is a primal sensual interpretation of the song, further explained by RY X as being “a deep hope to bring the same sense of sensuality and raw heartedness to the video that was surrounding my life when I created this song. Howling is based around the emotional connection and impact of past lovers into the present space. About the way we hold onto their energy and carry it, and them, with us, into new relationships, and into our lives even as we grow. I collaborated with dear friends on this piece with artist Elena Stonaker creating visual worlds, choreographer Nina McNeely for dance, and the three lead women in this are dear friends of mine. That way the intimacy and connection was real. Ever present.

Be sure to check him on his first headline US tour this fall and check the video below.

RY X – Only (Stevie R & The Acid Beast Edition)

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Summer is finally here, and Chapter 24 leads the celebrations by continuing its free track series with an unofficial bootleg.

Following on from the success of KatrinKa’s ‘About Love’ the London label steps things up once more with a captivating reinvention of RY X’s ‘Only’ by emerging duo Stevie R & The Acid Beast.

RY X’s original enchanting vocal lines are retained, while deep and dreamy instrumentation is added to cast a warm and hypnotic glow over the track.

Cool and restrained but hugely infectious, the full Edition is ideal for summer bar sets, while a punchy and impactful Edit is added to the package for radio play.

In their other artistic incarnations Stevie R & The Acid Beast have graced labels as wide as OFF Recordings, Babiczstyle, Parquet and Inside Out before founding this new project together drawing on a common love of acid-laced psychedelic house and techno with live synths, instruments and FX.

Catch them playing live at Chapter 24’s new social ‘Second Story’ in London on July 30th.

Video: RY X – Salt

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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 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 announce details of a European tour for the Winter, including a show at London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire. To coincide with the announcement, Ry X has unveiled a beautiful video of ‘Salt’ taken from his debut album Dawn out now via. Infectious Records. Watch here:

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

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.”

Following a recent tour in May, Ry X is pleased to announce his return to Europe this Winter stretching over 14 nights, and kicking off at St Ives’ Guildhall on the 20th November. The tour will conclude at Felsenkeller in Germany on the 9th December. Tickets for the tour go on sale from Friday 9am from http://www.ry-x.com

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

RY X – Deliverance

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RY X unveiled his beautiful emotional balearic-pop new song ‘Deliverance’. The Australian-born, LA-based singer-songwriter Ry Cuming, also known as one-third of The Acid, and one-half of Howling alongside Âme’s Frank Wiedemann, will drop his new album, “Dawn” on May 6th on Infectious Music. Pre-order it here. In case you missed it, check out the video for LP’s cut “Only”here.

Video: RY X – Only

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A color-soaked love story heralds a new era for the LA vocalist, with the video for the first single from Ry X’s debut solo album, Dawn, co-directed by the musician and Dugan O’Neal.

Ry X is Australian-born, LA-based singer-songwriter Ry Cuming, also known as one-third of The Acid, and one-half of Howling alongside Âme’s Frank Wiedemann. “Dawn” will drop on May 6th on Infectious Music. Pre-order it here.

Howling – X Machina (Cubicolor Remix)

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Unrelenting in their pace and calibre of releases this year, unlikely duo Howling (Ry X + Frank Wiedemann of Ame/Innervisions) commission another spectacular remix.

Cubicolor deliver Ry and Frank’s “favourite remix of a Howling track”  this time of album highlight “X Machina”. Cubicolor are an emerging act hailing from the Netherlands and have rightly earned plaudits and early support. On remix duties here, they demonstrate their emotionality on which they’ve built their name; the fuzzy bounce of the original is retained while upping the warmth and depth and streamlining it all into seven minutes of bliss. Find you in the flashing lights.

The X Machina (Cubicolor Remix), alongside two Short Line remixes from Monkeytown label mate Alex Banks, will form the new Howling Remixes EP out 20th November. Pre-order now: http://found.ee/remixes-it