Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Paper Diamond Premiere Black Rose

Paper Diamond has been killing it so far this year. On top of his headling 30+ date Cold Crush Tour and announcing his debut Las Vegas monthly DJ residency starting March 26 at Surrender, the multigenre producer and instrumentalist premieres a brand-new original production, titled “Black Rose” today via Hypetrak.

“Black Rose” was one of the songs premiered on Paper Diamond’s debut mix for “Diplo and Friends” this past Sunday, which also features unreleased productions and tracks from friends like Zed’s Dead, Two Fresh, and AntiserumDiplo shouts out “The one and only Paper Diamond – this might be one of the most versatile guys I ever run into as far as production. He’s played all over the world coachella, lollapalooza, electric zoo, every festival in the world is not complete without booking Paper Diamond.”


Artwork Courtesy of Raccoon Nook

“Black Rose” is among one of his recent releases that aired on BBC Radio 1′s “Diplo and Friends” mix last weekend. Kicking off the second hour with his sexy new edit of “Jasmine” by Jai Paul – which you can grab as a free download HERE – Alex B wraps up by giving a nod to the man himself with his latest “Revolution” remix released on Diplo’s Revolution Remix EP — out now on Mad Decent.



On this tour Paper Diamond will be experimenting with new gear by incorporating creative beatmaking with an acclaimed sound library on Maschine Studio into his live stage productions. During 2014, fans can expect to hear a plethora of new tunes, some featuring never-before-heard collaborations during his recent LA studio sessions with various writers, producers and singers. On his March LP release Paragon, Paper Diamond featured a wide array of talent including the adored pop indie singer Angela McCluskey, the widely embraced production duo Christian Rich, plus Cherub, Buku, Gavin Turke, J Fresh, and Protohype. His fans will certainly have a lot of new material to discover.

The dynamics of Paper Diamond’s live performance makes every show a unqiue experience. Alex explains how he improvises each set live every night to give his fans a truly unique experience. “I’m using my iPad on stage to control two computers, one has Ableton to play the music, which then sends a MIDI signal to the second computer, where I can control all of the LEDs and live visuals on stage that will capture the nonstop energy of my set. So basically, I get to represent myself in not just a musical manner, but I get to provide an overall visual experience for my fans as well.”

Supporting artists playing on tour such as LOUDPVCK, Branchez, Gent & Jawns, and Manic Focus, were all hand picked by Alex who takes note that they each share a similar philosophy. “We all love the same things, we like to play great music and have a great time, and I wanted to bring along good music from artists that I personally enjoy and respect.”


1/29 @ Ziggy’s, Winston Salem, NC

1/30 @ The Orange Peel, Asheville, NC

1/31 @ Georgia Theatre, Athens, GA

2/01 @ Terminal West, Atlanta, GA

2/05 @ Jefferson Theater, Charlottesville, VA

2/06 @ Theatre of Living Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2/07 @ Webster Hall, New York City, NY

2/08 @ Paradise Rock Club, Boston, MA

2/12 @ 9:30 Club, Washington, DC

2/13 @ Westcott Theater, Syracuse, NY

2/14 @ Higher Ground, Burlington, VT

2/15 @ Port City Music Hall, Portland, ME

2/16 @ Pearl Street, Northampton, MA

2/18 @ Rex Theater, Pittsburgh, PA

2/19 @ Newport Music Hall, Columbus, OH

2/20 @ Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland, OH

2/21 @ Magic Stick, Detroit, MI

2/22 @ The Intersection, Grand Rapids, MI

2/23 @ The Canopy Club, Urbana, IL,

2/26 @ Turner Hall Ballroom, Milwaukee, WI

2/27 @ Majestic Live, Madison, WI

2/28 @ Concord Music Hall, Chicago, IL

3/01 @ Mill City Nights, Minneapolis, MN

3/02 @ Slowdown, Omaha, NE

3/05 @ Old Rock House, St. Louis, M

3/06 @ Granada Theater, Lawrence, KS

3/07 @ Cain’s Ballroom, Tulsa, OK

3/08 @ George’s Majestic, Fayetteville, AR

 3/21 or 22 @ Buku Music + Art Project, New Orleans, LA

3/26 @ Surrender Las Vegas, NV