Brooklyn-based synth wizard Chrome Sparks announces upcoming EP and shares new single ‘In2 Your Love’
Chrome Sparks returns with a new single ‘In2 Your Love’, a sandblast of synths, heavy-hitting drums and lo-fi 80s soul, released via Counter Records (a Ninja Tune imprint). The Brooklyn-based artist (aka Jeremy Malvin) drew inspiration from the idiosyncratic demos of George Smallwood, whose music he’s become obsessed with since a friend recently introduced it to him, and whose sampled vocal served as the starting point for the track. Malvin’s hip-hop-indebted, energy-drenched style lights up his source material, paying homage to Smallwood’s freewheeling spirit, while turning it into something new. “The result is a track that I feel pays homage to an under appreciated musical gem and surrounds it with a breath of new spirit,” Malvin says.
Malvin grew up in Pittsburgh and spent formative time in Ann Arbor, before settling east and converting a legion of supporters to his deftly hybridized sound. Support has come from Pitchfork, Dancing Astronaut, Indie Shuffle, and FADER. He debuted in 2012 with ‘Marijuana’, a Bandcamp compilation track turned Internet phenomenon (organically rocketing to #1 on HypeMachine and racking up over 30 million cumulative streams to date). He’s released music via Future Classic (including subsequent breakthrough track ‘Moonraker’), remixed London Grammar, Chet Faker, Porter Robinson and Fred Falke among others, and played sold out shows throughout North America, Australia, New Zealand and Asia. He’s toured with the likes of Flume, ODESZA, Bonobo and Diplo, and released his self-titled debut album in Spring 2018, peaking at #1 on Apple Music’s Electronic chart and receiving heavy support from Spotify and Lauren Laverne on BBC 6 Music.
‘In2 Your Love’ is taken from Chrome Sparks’ upcoming Be On Fire EP, which will be released on 1 January 2019 via Counter Records ahead of his forthcoming headline North American tour.
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