WaveSight is a three-track EP of original material from Paper Diamond that starts and ends with unbridled energy and passion. The first song, “Turn the Lights Off”, begins with a heated dance-floor banger that can only be described as Diplo-esque with flavors of the signature Major Lazer “siren” thrown in for an immediate blast of energy. The track is unmistakably identifiable as coming from Paper Diamond with an overall hip-hop inspired feel, but this is a unique and welcomed metamorphosis in the career of the Colorado producer. The track also features the brilliantly beautiful voice of Nasimiyu Murumba which makes it arguably the most complete and defined material Paper Diamond has produced so far.
The second cut on the three-song EP is something more along the lines of what we expect to hear from a Paper Diamond production. Filled with swirling synthesizers and fueled by a bouncy glitch-hop beat, “AirLift”, comes across as the ultimate culmination of the feel and style of Levitate. Rounding out WaveSight is “Can We Go Up” which continues the trend of drawing influences from modern contemporaries on the EDM scene. With ultimate expertise, Paper Diamond crafts a party anthem that rivals those of the best in the business. A monumental sonic buildup, which is coupled with an string-like electro-house synth line reminiscent of Rusko’s “Everyday”, drops into a grimey dub-glitch will have the heaviest dub-a-holics working on their bassface.
Stream a preview of the WaveSight EP from our 4/18 post right here!
Be sure to grab WaveSight on Thursday May 3rd. You can also catch Paper Diamond on his remaining spring tour dates or at one of the many festivals he will be appearing at round the US this summer.
4/30 - Athens, GA @ Georgia Theatre
5/15 - Las Vegas, NV @ Ghost Bar
5/17 - 5/22 Pyramid Lake, NV @ Symbiosis Gathering
5/17 - 5/19 Gulf Shores, AL @ The Hangout Festival
5/31 - 6/3 - Ozark, AR @ Wakarusa Music Festival
6/9 - Baltimore, MD @ Starscape Festival
6/28 - 7/1 - Rothbury, MI @ Electric Forest
7/20 - Minneapolis, MN @ Global Dance Festival
7/27 - 7/29 - White River, OR @ What The Festival?!
8/3 - 8/5 - Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
8/9 - 8/11 - Beech Mountain, NC
More festivals TBA!
*Review Courtesy of Blake Gavaldon*