PAPER DIAMOND Takes On The Weeknd
“Same Old Song”
ANNOUNCING NEW TOUR DATES JANUARYAND FEBRUARY
WITH M MACHINE, PAUL BASIC, AND SUPERVISION OPENING ON SELECT DATES
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“Pretty Lights Music’s electronic genre-bender Paper Diamond takes hipster R&B guru The Weeknd’s “Same Old Song” and morphs it into a dreamy but still party-friendly dance track. When you put Abel Tesfaye’s silky smooth vocals on any track it’s pure gold, but Paper Diamond speeds it up and adds some talking bass. The percussion is perfectly cut and arranged and the modest drop into the chorus blends easy”. – Earmilk
“He took ‘Same Old Song’, the mellowed out down tempo track and pumped it full of his feel good electronic energy. He’s got that funky Colorado sound that really gets across in every track. Turn it up, enjoy!” – This Song is Sick
“Paper Diamond’s evocative and incredibly moving remix of The Weeknd’s fresh new soulful RnB hit “Same Old Song”, this track is an easily accessible, instantly recognizable, outright dance-anthem.
The already incredible vocals of The Weeknd are perfectly highlighted by Paper Diamond’s immaculate production technique, and we can certainly assure you that this remix is ANYTHING BUT the “Same Old Song”. – Dubstep.net
Following this fall’s single release of “Can We Go Up,” the tune that got stuck in everyone’s head and dominated the Hype Machine Charts at #1, Paper Diamond (Pretty Lights Music / Elm & Oak) is kicking off 2012 with some new tunes both original and remixes as he takes his celebrated live show on the road.
Besides dropping his fresh remix of The Weeknd, his latest offering is in anticipation of his forthcoming EP Paragon, and it sure is a sweet morsel. With a foundation of that gritty bassline that we love so much, “Better Things” is a hip-hop tempo banger, with glitchy rhythms and buildups that crash down into melodic bleeps and bloops. It’s a fun listen that is simultaneously unexpectedly poignant, somehow employing those beats to call forth an emotion that you’d completely forgotten you could experience. Paper Diamond is in the process of the putting the final touches on Paragon, due for release in 2012, so stay tuned!
Paper Diamond is also continuing his progression across the great expanse of America, taking his beats through winter and into the New Year. What’s been turning heads is the fact that he uses an iPad during his performance.
Paper Diamond will be stopping by Dallas, Minneapolis, Chicago, and Memphis, as well as many others in between including The Jam Cruise, which passes through Ft. Lauderdale, Haiti, and Jamaica, and features a comprehensive line-up of artists across many different genres.
Paper Diamond has been consistently touring during the fall with his musical cohorts from both Pretty Lights Music and Elm and Oak. Through this winter leg, Paper Diamond will be joined by The M Machine (signed to Skrillex’s label OWSLA) December 18 – January 28, The Polish Ambassador (1320 Records) February 3, and Paul Basic (Pretty Lights Music) and SuperVision (Pretty Lights Music) February 4 – February 11.
|WINTER TOUR DATES
01/09/12 – 1/14/12 Jam Cruise 10, Ft. Lauderdale, Haiti, Jamaica
01/18/12 The Venue at the Hub, Fargo, ND
01/19/12 Varsity Theater, Minneapolis, MN
01/20/12 Winter Warmer Fest, Oconomowoc, WI
01/21/12 Clutch Cargo’s Pontiac, MI
01/25/12 Bluebird Theater, Bloomington, IN
01/26/12 Majestic Live, Madison, WI
01/27/12 Bottom Lounge, Chicago, IL
01/28/12 Laird Room, University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point, WI
02/01/12 Sun Music Hall, Floyd, VA
02/03/12 Canal Club, Richmond, VA
02/04/12 The Orange Peel, Asheville, NC
02/08/12 Vartsity Theater, Baton Rouge, LA
02/09/12 Bourbon Street Bar, Auburn, AL
02/10/12 Newby’s, Memphis, TN
02/11/12 Cam’s Ballroom, Tulsa, OK
02/22/12 – Mr. Small’s Theatre – Pittsburgh, PA
02/23/12 – Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH
02/25/12 – The Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI
02/26/12 – Grog Shop – Cleveland, OH
02/29/12 – The Blue Moose – Iowa City, IA
“Can We Go Up” offers a choppy dance anthem, complete with Hoover synths and electronic strings, but rearranged for a hyper dance floor.“
– Interview Magazine
“Paper Diamond’s sound has the capacity to make a packed dancefloor vibe as one.”
– Huffington Post
“He mixes dubstep’s hard-hitting beats with synthesizing sounds that make you want to dance.”