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[The Audiofiles] Find the ‘Formless Edge’ With Random Rab’s Latest Release

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Between multitudes of music genres and thousands of tantalizing sounds that wind their way into your ear drums, there’s something to be said for music with an organic feel; the type of music with a powerful, ethereal quality where artists transform into vessels of sound themselves. These type of artists are few and far between, but completely coveted when they’re found. Whether Random Rab is at a festival in a headline slot, at a renegade stage, greeting the day with a sentimental sunrise set, or simply emanating from your speakers as you sway through your day – the man always delivers an expertly crafted lyrical masterpiece.

Now with an unprecedented eleventh studio album notched in his belt, Random Rab delivers his latest salacious sounds in Formless Edge, out on Friday, June 16th via major digital outlets. An emotional soundscape built on a pulsing backbone, Formless Edge is rich with uplifting syncopation layered with enchanting vocals.  An auditory trailblazer, Random Rab – birthname Rab Clinton – synthesized sounds from over 30 unique instruments to build the 15 song album, beautifully blurring the line between the organic and electronic. As boundary pushing as the album name suggests, Formless Edge features collaborations with artists from Rigzin, Kyrstyn Pixton, Jason Kalidas, Peia, and Lapa, better known to fans as Ilya Goldberg of Emancipator fame. For a glimpse into the mind of Random Rab, dive down the rabbit hole with the extrasensory experience of ‘A Little More Free’.

Formless Edge Full Track List:

  1. Gimme That Hope
  2. Curiosity
  3. A Little More Free (listen)
  4. Outpost Aurora
  5. Parallels (feat. Lapa)
  6. Lucid Interval
  7. Thunder Shadow
  8. Redacter (feat. Lapa)
  9. Formulates in Darkness (feat. Kyrstyn Pixton)
  10. Water Chandelier
  11. Bodhicitta (feat. Rigzin)
  12. Time Reel (feat. Lapa)
  13. Heavenly Light
  14. Sepulcher (feat. Jason Kalidas)
  15. Repose (feat. Peia)

In tandem with the release of Formless Edge, Random Rab is hitting the road for his live Summer Festival Tour with stops at Shambhala, and the Global Eclipse Gathering – just to name a few amazing locations.  Scroll to the bottom for full Summer 2017 tour dates.

Can’t get enough? Us neither – to support the album immediately, head to Bandcamp and iTunes to pre-order Formless Edge. For the tried and true audiophile, a special edition 24 bit aiff flash drive and Formless Edge 6×6 8-page book of artwork is also available via Bandcamp.

For more on Random Rab, head to his site and socials – and be sure to support the release of Formless Edge, 6/16.

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Tour Dates:

Jun 08-11     EarthRythms Festival, MN

Jun 16          Sonic Bloom Festival, CO

Jun 17          Playthink Festival, KY

Jun 22-25     Big Surreal Festival, CA

Jul 01-02      5 Points Gathering, CA

Jul 15           Northern Nights Festival, CA

Aug 1-6        O.Z.O.R.A Festival, Hungary

Aug 11-14    Shambhala Festival, BC

Aug 18-21 Global Eclipse Gathering, OR

Sep 1-4         Burning Man Festival, NV

 

[The Audiofiles] “Rise” and Shine with Lane 8’s Debut Album, Out 7/17!

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Hot off the Festival Circuit with an amazing set at The Do LaB’s stage at Coachella, the ever fantastic Lane 8 is at it again – this time presenting his debut album “Rise”. Releasing on the Anjunadeep imprint of Anjunabeats, “Rise” will fall into our little paws on July 17th. The 10 track musical adventure fuses ethereal melodies with deep seeded emotions and effervescently lifting moments. From the Hypem #1 charts to expertly crafted remixes from EDM giants like Above & Beyond and Eric Prydz, all true music lovers should stop, drop and snag this beautiful album. From impeccable instrumentation, down to the vocal prowess of Solomon Grey, Matthew Dear and Patrick Barker, “Rise” celebrates the entire breadth of dance music in it’s most beautiful form.

Track Listing

1. Loving You
2. Diamonds feat. Solomon Grey
3. Klara
4. Ghost feat. Patrick Baker
5. Cosi
6. Hot As You Want feat. Solomon Grey
7. Undercover feat. Matthew Dear
8. Sunlight
9. The Great Divide feat. Ara Scott
10. Rise
11. Diamonds feat. Solomon Grey (Live Version)

The first single, “Ghost (feat. Patrick Baker),” is another classic Lane 8 vocal moment in the vein of past hits “The One” and “Nothing You Can Say.” “Ghost” will be available as an instant download alongside the Rise pre-order via iTunes. Starting next month, Lane 8 will be out and about touring the world, with festival season stops at Spring Awakening, Bestival, What The Festival, Global Dance Festival, Northern Nights Music Festival, Ilesoniq and more. A forthcoming world headline tour will be announced in the coming weeks.

Tour Dates
Sat. May 16 – Helsinki, FI @ LE BONK
Fri. June 12-Sat. June 13 – Toronto, ON @ Bestival
Fri. June 12-Sun. June 14 – Chicago, IL @ Spring Awakening 2015
Fri. June 19-Sun. June 21 – Dufur, OR @ What The Festival
Sun. June 28 – Novalja, HR @ Hideout Festival 2015
Fri. July 17-Sun. July 19 – Morrison, CO @ Global Dance Festival
Fri. July 17-Sun. July 19 – Piercy, CA @ Northern Nights Music Festival
Fri. Aug. 14-Sat. Aug. 15 – Montreal, QC @ Ilesoniq FestivalStay in touch with Lane 8 through his socials:

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[The Audiofiles] Blast off on an Interstellar Adventure with Michal Menert’s “Space Jazz”

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After witnessing the Michal Menert Trio Live this past February at Arizona’s fabled Gem and Jam Festival, I’ve been eagerly awaiting “Space Jazz” so I’m personally pleased to announce that Menert’s latest album is finally here! With a background firmly rooted in both hip-hop and soul, Michal Menert continually pushes the boundaries of modern artistry to create conscious music that you can groove to. Released on 4/21, the 15 track LP fuses the passionate pursuit of musical creation with cross genre collaboration with a menagerie of talented artists like Marcelo Moxy, JK Soul, C1 and Paul Basic – the other half of the duo Half Color with Menert.

“I wanted to make an album that you can lose yourself in, with subtle details throughout and a narrative dictated by feelings so that the listener is taken on a journey guided by the vibes from one track to the next. The end result is one of my proudest offerings, and the most cohesive work I’ve every released.” – Michal Menert

You can stream the whole album now on Soundcloud, or head to the following sources to purchase the album:

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Stay up to date with Michal Menert through his socials –

Website | Facebook | Soundcloud | Twitter

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