ASTROCOLOR ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM HUE OUT MAY 8
LATEST SINGLE GOLD OUT TODAY
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Toronto, ON – April 24, 2020 – Today, dynamic Victoria, BC-based electronica group, Astrocolor, return with a shiny new single, Gold. It is the third from Astrocolor’s forthcoming album, Hue, set for release May 8 via Entertainment One. The song features Victoria, BC-based vocalist, Adrian Chalifour. You can stream Gold here, and listen via YouTube here.
Gold follows previous singles, Laughter, and Renegade. Laughter features the highly recognizable, timeless Stax Record sample of Wendy Rene’s 1964 song, After Laughter (Comes Tears) and received CBC support from Afterdark, The Strombo Show, q, and Spotify Outliers. Renegade is a banging old school rave anthem, featuring the Renegade Master sample made famous in the '90s by Hip Hop artist, A.D.O.R. – a widely recognised track. Gold takes a Moby-inspired original vocal by Adrian Chalifour, and sets it within an Exit Planet Dust-era Chemical Brothers production. Says producer/Saxophone player, Anand Greenwell, on Gold:
“Gold takes me back to my time living in London UK in the late 90s when big beat was everywhere – clubs and parties and festivals, a really vibrant electronic music scene that eventually spilled over into the mainstream. It was a unique time with artists like Fatboy Slim and The Chemical Brothers influencing pop culture, and with Gold we tried to capture some of that vibe and put our own spin on it."
Recorded at Burning Rainbow Studios in Victoria BC, Hue stands as a testament to a band of diverse talents. Production, mixing, and engineering duties are primarily handled by frontman/DJ, Neil James Cooke-Dallin. Saxophonist, Anand Greenwell, also boasts a studio background, adding his considerable muscle to the audio equation by working collaboratively with Mr. Cooke-Dallin. From dancefloor anthems to ambient instrumentals, Hue moves the listener across a landscape of emotions and colors, under the curated guidance of six old friends who happen to also be accomplished studio vets.
Based in western Canada, and formed in 2015, Astrocolor perform and record live electronic music, recalling The Chemical Brothers, Air, and St. Germain. The band plays on the edges of funky house, Balearic, breakbeat, and ambient, becoming a regular staple on national radio in Canada (CBC Afterdark, CBC q The Strombo Show).
Astrocolor has brought its celebratory live show to west coast music festivals including Burning Man, Rifflandia, Center of Gravity, Golden Sound, Song & Surf, Tall Tree, and Atmosphere Gathering, while also making appearances in Toronto, Seattle, Vancouver, Las Vegas, St. Louis, Chicago, and Costa Rica. Nominated for Electronic Artist of the Year at the Western Canadian Music Awards, the group’s catalogue of original material has over 3.5 million streams on the major platforms and a loyal following of regular listeners globally. Stay tuned for more to come from Astrocolor in the coming weeks!
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