PAPER DIAMOND Takes On The Weeknd

PAPER DIAMOND Takes On The Weeknd "Same Old Song"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!

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.” – Hipster Overkill.

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 & 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.

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