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Of course I found out about Paper Diamond with my utter obsession with all things Pretty Lights. At first I wasn’t too impressed with his music, I think I expected the holy ghost to pop out or something, he did just get signed to the best label alive!, but after a few steps in I realized he wasn’t just some Pretty Lights clone. He brings something different to the label, a certain madness that music’s progressing into (well, some of it).
Paper Diamond – Throw It in the Bag (Keri Hilson + Wiz Khalifa + Paper Diamond Remix)
This was the track that threw me back and sealed the deal. I appreciated Paper Diamond’s music before, but this had me at that bass buzzin’ beat.
Paper Diamond – From Now Till…
Hottest track off his Levitate EP (available fo free). I noticed there were two versions of it on his SoundCloud page. I compared the two and noticed the earlier one has a Lil’ Kim feature around two minutes in. Good decision on getting rid of it, seems a bit drowned out and doesn’t add to the song.
* first is the final, second is the first (if that makes sense, haha)
Paper Diamond – Can We Go Up
First single off PD’s upcoming EP, Paragon. “Can We Go Up” shows a step in a new direction with a fresh take on Progressive House, a little dubstep bass’d in and still that glitchy love Paper Diamond does best.
First version without the vocals.
Paper Diamond – You’re Making Me High (Paper Diamond Electro Remix)
Hell ya!- bring that Toni sexiness back. Appreciate how he cuts her vocals up, I see too many producers cut up vocals poorly (especially in glitch).
Paper Diamond – All Green Lights
The synth melody is what gets me, goes well with PD’s glitchy glitchness (it’s a nice soothing break)
Paper Diamond – Take Your Time
A big portion of my daily listening is in glitch/dubstep and not enough producers know the importance of the melody. Well played here.
Paper Diamond – Imagine the Possibilities
I think this sums up his style well – that drowned out bass, glitchy synths and wobbles every which way.
Styles: Hip-Hop, Breakbeat
Formerly: Alex B
Location Denver, Colorado
Labels: Pretty Lights Music | ELM&OAK Record
Paper Diamond on: SoundCloud | PaperDiamond.com | Facebook | Twitter | MySpace | Last.fm