It’s no question that Viceroy is one of the biggest names in dance music right now. With a stellar past year full of big-name collaborations, chart-topping remixes and buzz-blog no.1’s,Viceroy is constantly making moves. With his ‘summertime all the time’ motto fully emblazoned in everything he touches, 2013 saw Viceroy bring his unique brand of lush, tropi-cool house disco to clubs and parties across the world, including tours across Australia, Asia and South America – soon no continent will be left untouched.
With the release of the sun-swept single, ‘Dream of Bombay’ in 2013, along with the latest and now infamous edition of the ‘Jet Life’ remix series, which included the smooth rework of Montell Jordan’s ‘This Is How We Do It’, Viceroy has been privy to exclusive remixes for well-established artists such as Lady Gaga, Maroon 5, Passion Pit, Two Door Cinema Club and St Lucia to name just a few. Proving that Viceroy is both a production and DJ talent easily sitting at the top of the game, both his remix and original catalog have earned him coveted credits such as #1 on Hype Machine, #1 on Spotify Chart, #1 We Are Hunted for almost every release. Add in over 5 million Soundcloud plays, countless mix tapes and exciting collaborations in the world of fashion and technology, the demand for anything Viceroy makes him one of the most exciting producers to watch for 2014.
Bringing a cool, ‘jams not bangers’ attitude to his body of work, plus a serious sack of singles that have easily held their own since 2012, this year will see the long-awaited release of a debut full-length album. Sun-drenched and full of addictive hooks, Viceroy will well and truly be making waves on your beach.
Before the music, there was Future Soup. This was the first creation by Autograf, an eight-foot 500-pound sculpture. It’s an obsession with the Future and the limitless possibilities it holds. What started out as a desire to “make art,” turned into a curiosity to make music. This curiosity has set the Hype Machine charts ablaze hitting either the #1 or #2 spot five times for Autograf's debut remixes of Marvin Gaye, Pharrell / Daft Punk, Stevie Wonder, French Horn Rebellion & Savoir Adore. In a short period of time, Autograf has gained critical acclaim in the blogosphere being named to Indie Shuffle’s annual “Best Remixes” award along with numerous features on ThisSongIsSick, Thump/Vice, Dancing Astronaut, Gotta Dance Dirty, Earmilk and more. With BBC Radio 1 airtime, and over 2 million Soundcloud plays and growing, this new music project is here to stay.
With all the newfound success for the music, Autograf hasn’t lost sight of the desire to make art. “We have some new sculptures in the works, and are also developing a hybrid electronic live show. We’re making our own midi-controllers, analog filters and custom digital instruments. For our live shows, we want to create a unique experience for the audience that goes beyond the DJ booth. For our DJ sets, perhaps we’ll install our sculptures to make a sort of dance party meets art installation. There’s just so much we want to do.”
With no shortage of ideas, where they go is as limitless as their vision for the “Future.” One thing is for certain; Autograf is taking their “Future Soup” mantra to heart.
Slaptop was born in the abandoned buildings and forgotten beaches of the Northern California Coast. His music evokes feelings of wandering through sun-soaked adventures and chasing a wild youthful spirit. His debut single, "Sunrise," is about a group of friends embarking on an all-night adventure that culminates in watching the sunrise together. They call it a "Sunsquad." The single was fittingly written and produced over the course of one night in Slaptop's college dorm room.