MTV EXCLUSIVELY PREMIERES PAPER DIAMOND’S “TURN THE LIGHTS OFF” FEATURING NASIMIYU
“Turn the Lights Off” premiered yesterday on MTV Clubland
“Wednesdays kinda suck. Always have. So we’re fighting back today with the bass drenched, synth-twinkling veritable explosion that is Paper Diamond’s new video for ‘Turn the Lights Off.’ Bring on the weekend.”
WATCH VIDEO FOR “TURN THE LIGHTS OFF” FEATURING NASIMIYU BELOW
This new video from Paper Diamond “Turn the Light Off” from his new WavesightEP is the first offering from his new union with Diplo’s Mad Decent label. Wavesightwas released on May 3 on Mad Decent / Jeffrees and showcases Paper Diamond’s talent for combining bass music with a splash of pop.
The video is visually and aurally vibrant and uplifting, with a warmth and soul that still maintains that classic Paper Diamond cool. “Turn the Lights Off” features a collaboration with New Orleans based singer songwriter Nasimiyu. Her original music is a mixture of rootsy folk, funk, and forward-looking contemporary soul, and her energy lends itself perfectly to Paper Diamond’s exhilarating tune.
Colorado native Paper Diamond is the newest edition to Diplo’s Mad Decent label, with his brand of music fitting in nicely with his new label mates Major Lazer, Crookers and Rusko, among many others. Paper Diamond has an extensive background is making beats that are a blend of hip-hop, bass music, electro, all with a whiff of ganja smoke blowing through it. He has a kind of raw energy and dramatic anticipation that only a seasoned producer can incite. His signature driving beats and bass grab onto you while deep, rich tones rumble under layers of spacey synthesizers, sweet melodies, and catchy vocals.
1. Turn The Lights Off Feat. Nasimiyu
“Paper Diamond’s sound has the capacity to make a packed dancefloor vibe as one.”
“Alex Botwin… is an all out gunslinger when it comes to unloading clock stopping soundscapes from his massive collection of fully loaded, bass filled double barrels. On Wavesight… Botwin takes a gigantic leap in his ongoing quest for world domination with a set of limitless tunes that are hotter than the inside of an active volcano. Wavesight is a speaker surging release that will move any crowd immersed in its contagious sound waves and delicious bursts.”
“Paper Diamond excels at setting a sonic atmosphere through the way he sculpts his songs alone. Wavesight is sexy without being explicit, heavy without dragging down the sound, and unified in sound without any one song sounding like a carbon of another.”
“Paper Diamond is continuing his rise to glory with the release of his newest EP, Wavesight.”
“Can We Go Up” offers a choppy dance anthem, complete with Hoover synths and electonic strings, but rearranged for a hyper dance floor.”
“‘Can We Go Up’ combines a lively electro-dubstep sound with a youthfil spirit that makes me want to jump on tables and start dancing… And as I’m dancing and singing along to this song, I feel as if eternal youth is not just a far fetched myth, but a reality.”
– Into The AM
Paper Diamond is also continuing his progression across the great expanse of America, taking his beats through Spring and into Summer. What’s especially been turning heads is his use of an iPad during his performances.
Paper Diamond will be stopping by Las Vegas, Baltimore, and many others in between. He will also be making appearences at several major festivals, including Wakarusa Music Festival, Electric Forest, Lollapalooza and Electric Zoo.
REMAINING SPRING AND SUMMER TOUR DATES
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
9/2 – New York, NY @ Electric Zoo
9/28 – 29 – Atlanta, GA @ Counterpoint Festival