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Solidly embossed throughout the music enterprise, Brooklyn-based artist-producer stevexcooper has credit in writing, recording and performing, together with his expertise spanning practically 20 years. His former tasks secured a serious deal (Atlantic Data), collaborations with Grammy nominees (Ricky Reed, Nolan Lambroza) and present supporting the likes of M.I.A., Royal Blood, Incubus, and Biffy Clyro.
Launched in 2020, the stevexcooper artist mission was created as a companion piece to his manufacturing work in New York, London, and Los Angeles, with Cooper sharing, “My aim is to develop a sonic id throughout the manufacturing work and artist releases.” Finest described as left-wing pop and rap, his music bends stereotypical genres, creating dynamic beats and a novel progressive sound. Cooper reveals, “I grew up on rap and pop, but in addition Aphex Twin, Squarepusher and different artists who captured the sound of worlds colliding.”
Now, he’s hovering by the scene with the brand new single ‘Dangerous Evaluations’, that includes underground art-pop artist, Gabe Gill. Assembly initially of the pandemic, their socially-distanced studio classes changed into an explosion of types and skills. Because the A-side of their collaborative launch, BREAKDOWN AT THE CINEPLEX, “Dangerous Evaluations” consolidates their multidisciplinary skillsets. Cooper explains: “The film theme and visible idea revealed itself by the songwriting course of, quite than being mentioned upfront. We’ve been eager to drop for some time and tried onerous to search out the best pair of tunes. “You N Me Present” was within the can already when a light-weight bulb went off throughout the writing of “Dangerous Evaluations.” We realized it additionally used tv and movie-making metaphors to inform a love story.” Gill provides, “Each songs use the cinema metaphor to clarify the sensation of distance and dissociation in lots of relationships – the sense that you just’re nearly viewing one thing on a display as an alternative of truly experiencing it.”
Regardless of the depth of its content material, the blaring bass strains and enveloping choruses of “Dangerous Evaluations” make it a tune that will be at residence on any dance flooring. “Even after we’re deeply exploring emotionality, we’re nonetheless having enjoyable,” Cooper says.
stevexcooper’s manufacturing of London various rapper, ATO, alongside platinum artist, EDEN, earned a 2022 AIM Award nomination and airplay from Jack Saunders, DJ Goal, Charlie Sloth, and even pop star Tom Grennan. With a rising record of credit to his identify and reward from the likes of Wonderland, Notion, Ones to Watch, Uproxx, BET, and Dummy, Cooper is unquestionably a producer to look at in 2022 and past.
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