High Seas Festival day one was an absolute dream ⛵️⛵️⛵️⛵️⛵️⛵️ . 📷@jonny.rios @photosbyaaronshao
San Francisco! The first ever High Seas Festival is THIS WEEKEND! To celebrate the launch we’re giving away two pairs of weekend passes! To enter, tag your friends in the comments and for a better chance also share this post in your story. The weather is looking prime, can’t wait to see you all on Saturday!
I Can Feel It (feat @lovealexamusic) out TODAY! . Alexa and I were deep into a few sessions working on what would become “Do You Feel It Now?”, when I started to get sad that we had a bunch of material that I loved but that would probably never see the light of day. In particular, a couple of lines of Alexa’s vocals that I couldn’t shake - that made me feel something special. . So I chose not to lose it. I sampled myself, first a piece of the instrumental I had built, and then the vocal bit itself. Before I knew it I realized I had something brand new, and equally as critical to the story as the song we’d actually sat down to write. Here were two songs, opposite sides of the same coin, built from the same material, and mirror images of the each other. Not remixes, just different interpretations. . This wasn’t the first time I had sampled myself, but it was the moment that I realized that I would be doing it for every song on Plunge. I Can Feel It is the other side of Do You Feel It Now? They’re two pieces of the same material, and are literally a call and response to each other. . In case you haven’t realized yet, I’ve been building two albums, one song at a time. Plunge is one side of the coin, and Surface is its mirror image. Plunge is our live band, and Surface is my DJ sets. They’re the same thing, looked at through different lenses - and I feel like it’s the best manifestation of what Goldroom is that I could create. . This is a song that really helped to unlock the door for me, and I hope you can hear the connections while you listen. From here on out, you’ll be able to hear a lot more. Thanks for going on this journey with me. We’re on our way now, just searching for the next turn 💛
I Can Feel It. . A new Goldroom song, out this Friday.
@chelaetc + U 👏🏼👏🏼
New song. “You’re Incredible” featuring @mereki is out today! . This song was conceived on a hot summer day using a makeshift studio that @Mereki and @ifabyan and I brought outside to enjoy the heat and soak up some inspiration. . I’d become so tired of sessions engineered to make “singles” that could hypothetically “go to radio” that all I wanted wanted was to make a viber for hot summer nights full of smoke and circumstance. Where everything is faded and thick air carries you slowly through the slipstream. . In particular I was thinking about early era Air, and the types of songs that feel both 2 minutes and 20 minutes long all at once. That build and evolve so subtly that they could never be conceived with success in mind. Thats what I was going for here. This song is for lying in the grass and staring at the clouds. It’s for swinging in a hammock at 2am with your eyes closed. It’s for driving slow, skinny dipping, sitting in the sand, and for living completely inside a moment. . I hope you can feel the wonder that we felt that hot day in Massachusetts two summers ago. Lie back and let it wash over you.
Brand new song featuring @mereki out on Wednesday 🌴
Los Angeles! See you on Saturday at @exchangela for an endless night of disco and groove with Neon Indian and friends. . I’m giving away two sets of VIP passes for the show - just tag friends in the comments and we’ll pick winners later this week! . This is my first headline DJ set in LA in 3 years, and I can’t wait to stretch my legs a bit with what I can play. See you Saturday!!!
Back in my element. Thank you summer. . Three shows this week! DJing tonight in Guadalajara at @sixgdl (I’m on at 01:00), Saturday night in Montreal at @newspeakmtl, and Thursday in Boston at @thegrandboston!
Guadalajara last week with @coronacapitalgdl was incredible. Gracias por todo! . Surface DJ Tour continues tonight in Seattle, then Santa Barbara and Scottsdale! . Friday: Seattle at @qnightclub Saturday: Santa Barbara at @canaryhotel Sunday: Scottsdale at @mayaclubaz 5/25: Montreal at @newspeakmtl 5/30: Boston at @grand 6/1: Los Angeles at @exchangela
Goldroom - U (feat @chelaetc) out now! . Music saved me, just like it always does. At my darkest, when nothing seemed to matter, music grabbed me and pointed the way forward. I remember the session when @ifabyan and I started “U” and it was like a firecracker went off in the room. I felt so aimless after I broke my neck - and it took approaching music from an entirely different perspective to find the way forward. @chelaetc’s vocals said it all to me. “Nothing nothing nothing matters, but you.” Nothing matters but the music and I will always be thankful for that. Much love and I hope you all enjoy it.
U . A new Goldroom song. Out Wednesday. . Nothing matters but u.
In addition to the two High Seas Festivals, I’ll be hitting San Diego, Vancouver, and Chicago this summer to round out my High Seas Tour. These are my favorite parties every year and I can’t wait to spend my days on the water dancing with all of you. Summer is here!!!! . Tickets are on sale right now!
Tickets for the first ever @highseasfest are on sale starting right now! We’re hitting the water in San Francisco and New York with two stages of musical bliss aboard floating discotheques of your daytime dreams. I’ve put my life into bringing this dream to reality, and I hope to see you out on the high seas with me this summer⛵️⛵️⛵️⛵️⛵️
I’m so excited to announce that after over a year of planning, @rac and I are launching our new label venture, @minerva. Thanks to @billboard for helping us with the announce, and a huge shout out to our partners @stem and @ujomusic, who are helping make this all possible. We’re excited to help artists - the underrepresented, the underdogs, and the acts that believe in seeking truth thorough art. Were thrilled to be releasing new music from @itsnasaya @madebymetsa @chelaetc and @nolangarrett in the coming months and can’t wait to get the focus of all of this onto the music where it belongs. Onwards! Photo by @mpov