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) has been taking on 2012 with some new tunes both original and remixes as he takes his celebrated live show on the road.
“Although the two versions of Same Old Song still have a lot in common, this dubby remix is far more stimulant driven. Tesfaye’s emotive singing is interestingly contrasted against the song’s gripping bass, which should, if anything, make this version more accessible than its predecessor.” – Prefix Magazine
Forward is not just a direction, it’s a way of life for Colorado based producer Alex B who is rolling out big tunes under the guise of Paper Diamond and who is gearing up for his new EP release in the upcoming months along with continuing tour dates. And while this maestro is not beat making he acts as head of Elm & Oak, which functions as a record label, design shop, and clothing line. The Paper Diamond sound has raw energy and the kind of dramatic anticipation only a seasoned producer can incite.
“So kick back and enjoy the fusion of two of electro hip-hop’s hottest emerging artists in the Paper Diamond remix of Same Old Song.” – The Music Ninja
Paper Diamond is also continuing his progression across the great expanse of America, taking his beats through winter and into spring. What’s especially been turning heads is the fact that he uses an iPad during his performance. He will be stopping by Memphis, Pittsburgh, San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Portland, and Denver, as well as many others in between.
“Paper Diamond does a great job building a laid back, bass-heavy dubstep-inspired remix. Beautiful, without a doubt, and worth a download.” – The Kollection
Paper Diamond has been consistently touring during the winter with his musical cohorts from both Pretty Lights Music and Elm & Oak. Through the winter leg, Paper Diamond was joined by Paul Basic (Pretty Lights Music) and SuperVision (Pretty Lights Music) in February.
Remaining winter tour dates include:
- 03/16/12 SXSW, Austin, TX
- 03/17/12 Lift Festival, Enfield, NH
- 03/31/12 Belly Up, Aspen, CO
Tiger Style Tour dates include:
- 04/03/12 Club Red, Tempe, AZ
- 04/04/12 Belly Up, San Diego, CA
- 04/05/12 Cielo, San Louis Obispo, CA
- 04/06/12 King King, Los Angeles, CA
- 04/07/12 The Independent, San Francisco, CA
- 04/08/12 Ace of Spades, Sacramento, CA
- 04/10/12 WURK, Reno, NV
- 04/11/12 Arcata Theater, Arcata, CA
- 04/12//12 McDonald Theater, Eugene, OR
- 04/13/12 Neumo’s, Seattle, WA
- 04/14/12 Branx, Portland, OR
- 04/17/12 The Top Hat, Misosula, MT
- 04/18/12 The Zebra, Bozeman, MT
- 04/20/12 TBA, Denver, CO
The Tiger Style Tour is with special guest Minnesota.