Lord Raja is streaming his forthcoming release Amadeus, ahead of it’s May 19th release via Ghostly. Lord Raja kicks off his summer tour on July 5th in Raleigh, NC.
Longtime fans of the producer may be accustomed to productions more directly aligned with hip-hop and leftfield beats, but his swagger hasn’t gone anywhere despite the decidedly dancier change of form. The release is bookended by an exuberant and naturally collaborative piece with AceMo—a fellow New Yorker whom RAJA describes as his favorite producer—and bonus track “Fox Den,” an eight-minute cosmic meander released as part of the Adult Swim singles series last year. “Black Coffee,” another highlight, features synth lines so darkly acidic they should come with toxic warnings. RAJA describes the track title as a literal take – a soundtrack to jolt first date jitters, a call to cool courage.
Amadeus, meanwhile, he suggests is a cheeky nod to the complex richness of his musical heritage. He says, “I think it’s kinda funny to flip an idea of western imperialism and how it proliferated. It’s playful as an Indian man to call yourself Amadeus, knowing how much composers borrowed from eastern classical influences.”
Summer Tour Dates:
7/5/17 Raleigh, NC @ Neptunes
7/6/17 Atlanta, GA @ 529
7/7/17 New York, NY @ Sunnyvale
7/8/17 Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz
7/11/17 San Francisco, CA @ Monarch
7/12/17 Los Angeles, CA @ Low End Theory