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dj poolboi RELEASES stay just a little while longer Album
SHARES ‘felt like we were in heaven’
ALBUM RELEASE DATE: 18th March
LABEL: Unbelievably Spectacular
Image credit: Mitch Sargent
[On dj poolboi and Theresa Ng’ambi’s ‘malo okoma’] “Together, they transformed the track from an already vibrant and rousing piece of house music into a joyous love letter to Ng’ambi’s home, all sung in the Chewa language and delivered in a Zambian folk style” – COMPLEX
[dj poolboi’s ‘la nuit n’en finit plus’ is] “s a dreamy excursion into evocative electronics.” – CLASH Magazine
“With the new wave of lo-fi hip-hop setting a relaxed soundtrack across the world, there are not many artists that do it quite as rapturously as Austin, Texas-based artist dj poolboi.” – EARMILK
“He goes by the name dj poolboi and something that’s quite paradoxical is the somewhat tongue-in-cheek name, compared to the depth and the emotion conveyed within his craft.” – Stereofox
Rising electronic producer dj poolboi has released his impressively diverse album, stay just a little while longer (digital and vinyl) on the 18th of March via Unbelievably Spectacular. On the album, listeners will find a wide variety of genres including dream-pop, afro-house and hip-hop. Previously released singles include ‘take me far away,’ a cover of Petula Clark’s ‘la nuit n’en finit plus’ accompanied by an old school video shot in France, ‘malo okoma’ featuring Zambian singer Theresa Ng’ambi accompanied by a vibrant video shot in her home country, as well as ‘easy’ featuring the notorious British MC Flowdan.
dj poolboi is seeking to raise 10 ETH through a combination of NFTs and $POOLBOI tokens to fund this release in exchange for a wide variety of new content including exclusive NFTs for 12 of the tracks, which will be 30 seconds from each song, giving a glimpse to the album, 1/1 physical polaroids from the 90’s photographed by Roman Barrett, whose work is featured in the album’s cover artwork as well as two of the single’s artwork.
dj poolboi’s album, stay just a little while longer is a transformative experience with something new at each turn of the dial. Opening with gently rolling retro-elements, there’s a progression from the romantic to the light-hearted and from gentle tethering emotions to vibrant beats. ‘felt like we were in heaven’ takes a different approach: celebrating all of the good things in life and creating an infectious track for a sunset show.
Speaking of the album, dj poolboi tells us: “I wanted this album to be my most ambitious and diverse work to date and it was. It has been over two years of hard work in collaboration with artists in more than 10 different countries. Genre-wise, this has been a big step forward from the more niche lo-fi house and ambient music that I’ve made previously. One of my goals is to score films but with this album, there are at least 14 different music videos done now or in the works for a 12 song LP with remixes. We’ve shot in South Korea, Zambia, Canada, the UK, Germany and France all safe during the pandemic working with different film making teams for each.”
stay a little while longer LP Tracklisting
1. motions (feat. FLOOR CRY)
2. i don’t really mind (feat. Su Lee)
3. if now u feel loved (feat. PHOAC)
4. la nuit n’en finit plus (feat. Clio)
5. easy (feat. Flowdan)
6. take me far away
7. i don’t want to live with it (feat. Midwife)
8. be somebody (feat. Su Lee)
9. malo okoma (feat. Theresa Ng’ambi)
10. where are you now (feat. Fog Lake)
11. felt like we were in heaven
12. stay just a little while longer
About dj poolboi
dj poolboi himself is born and based in Austin, Texas. Since the artist’s debut LP in 2020 which he released through Majestic Casual, he has also released music via Shall Not Fade and created official remixes for Moby, yeule and Alan Fitzpatrick’s side project 3STRANGE, racking up over 55 million plays to date. The producer has appeared on stage at Goldenvoice’s Splash House Festival and opened for Ross From Friends, Baltra, Chaos in the CBD, DJ Seinfeld, George Fitzgerald and park hye gin to name a few.
The producer finds inspiration in all forms of music, including experimental, indie, classical, contemporary pop and even film scores. Having focussed predominantly on the realms of techno and house, this unique album bounces between genres, but ‘felt like we were in heaven’ ultimately calls to mind the likes of Kiasmos, Christian Loffler and Parra For Cuva.
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