Monday, July 31, 2023
Posted by Bella Bass Fly at 6:17 AM
NEW ALBUM PLAYING ROBOTS INTO HEAVEN OUT SEPTEMBER 8
London UK, July 2023 – Today, Mercury Music Prize and GRAMMY® Award-winning singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer James Blake has shared new single “Loading”, available now.
“Loading” is the second single from Blake’s highly anticipated sixth studio album, Playing Robots Into Heaven, which will be released on September 8th via Polydor / Republic Records. It premiered on BBC Radio 1 today as their “Hottest Record In The World”, with James joining Jack Saunders on air to talk about the single and his upcoming album.
Highlighting the intricacies and nuances of James’ signature style, “Loading” represents yet another artistic leap forward with its immersive production and irresistible refrain.
Blake recently set the stage for Playing Robots Into Heaven with single “Big Hammer”, (which samples The Ragga Twins), and the accompanying music video directed by Oscar Hudson (Radiohead, Bonobo).
Playing Robots Into Heaven follows the critically acclaimed Friends That Break Your Heart - James’ highest charting album in the UK to date - and will see James once again return to the electronic roots of his Hessle, Hemlock and R&S records days. It will also nod to his latest creation, the CMYK event series with Ronda INTL which kicked off in LA last March and arrived in London earlier this month. All the CMYK events over the past year have sold out within minutes and have featured appearances from special guests including The Ragga Twins, Steve Lacy, Channel Tres, HAii and more.
To mark the release of Playing Robots Into Heaven, James will be embarking on a headline international tour, with dates in the UK, Europe and North America. Kicking off at the Fabrique in Milan on September 18th it will see James travel to his home town in London for an Alexandra Palace show on September 28th, before wrapping up in Los Angeles on October 19th. See below for full list of dates.
Tickets are available to purchase now at www.jamesblakemusic.com
Posted by Bella Bass Fly at 5:43 AM
Saturday, July 29, 2023
What’s good! time for an update 🤠 listen close and you’ll hear the vocal sample in the beginning of this video says:: “when they tell you your dream, is too extreme.. follow your dream, follow your dream!” “All things come and all things Go” It especially resonates with me because prepping to launch this PL tour 🚀 has been just that, an extreme dream.. shared by a lot of people, that has required a massive amount of belief & hard work & creative energy from everyone involved to pull off. The whole squad has been in Denver for the last two months vibing, rehearsing, building, programming, producing & buttoning up the ‘soundship spacesystem’ for tour. Now it’s just 7 days away from launch!! So I wanted to share a little update in the form of a behind the scenes video edit from one of our swirl bridge sessions. 🎥 - Laine Kelly & Isaac Brandon Schultz this video is of the PL band flipping a new track live that Michal Menert and I produced earlier this year. Borahm Lee, Chris Karns & Alvin Ford Jr. make these new tunes go so hard live and put them on another level.
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Friday, July 28, 2023
Posted by Bella Bass Fly at 9:20 PM