A moment five years in the making, KIDSWASTE’s sophomore EP ‘Colors Of Your Heart’ is out now via noted tastemaker imprint Counter Records. Bouncing between dreamy, cinematic shades of Electronica, the introspective yet upbeat EP showcases his fluidity and ingenuity as a songwriter, and evolution from self-taught bedroom producer to treasured, internationally touring artist. The release precedes his highly-anticipated, month-long US headlining tour, kicking off on the West Coast in August.
“Kiddy is not Kidswaste. It is only the mask that I wear,” Quentin says. “I wanted to explore the destructive relationship of an artist with their art, from creation to its downfall…I’ve always been really critical of my own craft and try to only put out my absolute best, and I worked really hard to up my production game for this EP. I think this is a more mature presentation of what I am able to do as an artist and songwriter.” — KIDSWASTE
At its core, ‘Colors Of Your Heart’ is a story of metamorphosis and creative growth, whisking listeners into an electrifying, uncharted era for the 25-year-old producer—fondly coined the “Kiddy” era. The energetic EP is an honest exploration of KIDSWASTE’s artistic journey, translating the highs and lows of the creative process into 8 tracks of dazzling, uplifting dance music.
1. Back Then
3. Let Go
5. Time is Mine (feat. Olivia Reid)
7. Fall In (feat. Lizzy Land)
An internationally-celebrated artist, Quentin Beauvois, best known as KIDSWASTE, cut his musical teeth during his formative years as a bedroom producer in the elegant region of Northern France. With his graceful dexterity, KIDSWASTE broke into the indie-dance space with his debut single “Underwater” – a memorable genesis track that garnered over 2 million streams on Spotify alone quickly followed by other breakout fan-favorite cuts like “Free,” “Tonight,” and “Time,” taken from his 2017 EP ‘Spleen.’
Since his debut, KIDSWASTE has meticulously accelerated his artistic evolution without skipping a beat. Lauded by tastemakers by the likes of Billboard, Apple Music 1, Magnetic, Dancing Astronaut, Atwood, Chill Nation, and more, he is a proven trendsetter in both the electronic and alternative landscapes. His cozy, signature sound spins in frequent rotation across exclusive Spotify playlists like creamy (750k) and metropolis (792k) alongside Apple Music playlists like Today’s Chill, New In Electronic, Electronic Pop, Today at Apple, and more. His enchanting, nuanced sound in the studio translates seamlessly on stage as he’s swept away crowds opening for household names like ODESZA, Chet Porter, and Chelsea Cutler, just to name a few.
A vanguard of his own creative growth, a new era of KIDSWASTE blossoms on the horizon as he celebrates his core musical identity by expanding its poise with new songwriting styles and techniques. Following his recent singles “Fall In” featuring Lizzy Land and “Time is Mine” featuring Olivia Reid, KIDSWASTE’s discography (including his Beauvois side moniker) now boasts well over 200 million streams as he simultaneously draws the curtain back on his forthcoming 2022 EP Colors of Your Heart and prepares for a headlining tour across North America. Armed with intentional sound design and meaningful songwriting, the KIDSWASTE project is an open-ended letter devoted in equal parts to individual introspection and fellow-feeling.
KIDSWASTE will hit the road on August 8th at Barboza in Seattle, Washington for the first stop of his upcoming national headlining tour. Making stops in San Francisco, Denver, Chicago, Brooklyn, Atlanta, and more, the Colors of Your Heart tour will wrap up in Houston, Texas on September 3rd at The Cambridge Room. For the full tour schedule, see below:
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Sigala & MNEK’s “Radio” Is Definitely Fun Dance Music
This new song called “Radio” is a taste of Sigala‘s upcoming second album, ‘Every Cloud,’ set to release in spring 2023. To put it simply, fun dance music with an irresistible beat that will make you want to move.
The recent collaboration came together quickly and effortlessly, with MNEK writing the lyrics and recording the vocals in just 20 minutes. According to Sigala, working alongside the talented singer was like being in the presence of a real genius.
What’s more, the London-based producer has nothing but praise for MNEK, who he has been a fan of since his college days.
Curiously enough, the production of “Radio” is kept uncomplicated, with a focus on keeping the jam true to its roots in the early 2000s and late ’90s music. Plus, the accompanying visuals showcase a unique love story.
It’s impressive how Sigala’s dedication to preserving the sounds of the past while incorporating them into his work is evident here. As clear as glass, fun dance music with old-school vibes remains relevant even today.
If you are looking for an entertaining track to add to your collection, “Radio” is a perfect choice. Period.
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Le Youth Launches ‘About Us’ Tour And New Song “Lost”
Fondly referred to as “the people’s DJ” by his most loyal fans, Le Youth is proud to welcome you to the ‘About Us’ experience, a new conceptual run of tour dates designed to bring people together, create intimate moments, and remove the literal and figurative separation between himself and his fans. ‘About Us’ will embody everything Le Youth is at his core: unapologetically himself and fearless when challenging the status quo. For tickets and more info on the recently-announced first leg of the tour, click here.
These won’t be your typical DJ sets. The ‘About Us’ shows will feature Le Youth firmly planted in the crowd (where logistically possible) and attendees will find themselves immersed in a unique setting where they are as much a part of the experience as Le Youth himself. With an all-new production set-up (at the larger events) one time only city-exclusive merchandise and much more, every ‘About Us’ show will encourage fans to leave their inhibitions at the door for a night of unforgettable, unfiltered, intimate musical memories like none other.
“It’s not about me, it’s about us,” he passionately states, accentuating that without you, Le Youth wouldn’t and couldn’t be who/what it is today. With the release of his debut album last year and the culmination of a 3-year sonic journey, combined with a global touring schedule, 2023 will bring Le Youth closer to his fans and community than ever before.
Ushering in a new year of infinite possibilities, Le Youth is proud to kick things off with a brand-new collaboration with Jerro. Featuring vocalist Lizzy Land, “Lost” is out now via This Never Happened.
“Lost” is everything fans have come to expect from Le Youth, uninhibited bliss and creative expression manifested into musical form. The LA-based artist and Jerro combine for a soul-stirring arrangement that radiates warmth. Lizzy Land’s vocals gently embrace the listener’s senses, generating a sense of profound nostalgia while delicately intertwining with a soft, heart-warming bed of instrumentals. Firmly entrenched as a household name in the melodic house genre, Le Youth’s consistent quality is without question.
Stay tuned for About Us Pt 2. and much more music to come.
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Feel-Good Hit Alert: Steve Aoki, Regard & mazie Drop “New York”
The EDM world is about to be rocked with the latest collaboration between Steve Aoki, Regard, and mazie. The trio creates a feel-good anthem for the city of “New York,” something that will entice listeners everywhere!
Prepare to enjoy a fresh production that combines delicious beats, nostalgic vibes, and sincere lyrics. Definitely, the unparalleled production styles from these two geniuses with mazie’s velvet-like soft vocals are sure to get you singing along.
Indeed, her voice is truly mesmerizing, with a rich, warm, and well-rounded tone that is not harsh or overly aggressive.
In my opinion, I believe that this release is one of the most significant in the Dance-Pop genre for this month. And, of course, it also has the potential to be played on radio stations.
Furthermore, the original lyrics express confusion and frustration in a relationship where the partner only wants to be together at parties and is not showing commitment. Eventually, “New York” is the place to discuss the future of the relationship and clear the doubts.
Overall. the standout feature of the new music video is undoubtedly the futuristic party scene, featuring Steve Aoki as a holographic DJ. This is just a glimpse of what tomorrow’s celebrations will be like…