Proximal Records is going to be strongly represented this year at the 2013 Independent Music Awards! We congratulate Lawrence Grey, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, and Wake on their nominations in the EP Dance/Electronica category.
This years winners will be decided by a panel of industry and artist judges including Ziggy Marley, and the legendary Tom Waits.
Want to make your voice heard? You can cast your vote to determine the fan-selected program winners which will result in additional IMA marketing efforts and promotion! Click Here to register and make sure you vote by Friday, July 19, 2013! Every vote for Proximal Records broadens our fan base and brings support for Proximal artists, so go out there and vote!
Vote for Lawrence Grey’s Clau as Best Electronica/Dance EP HERE
Vote for TLOEG’s Automatic as Best Electronica/Dance EP HERE
Vote for Wake’s Bye Bye Baby as Best Electronica/Dance EP HERE
Listen to the nominated releases below!
Thank you everyone for your continual support for our artists’ music!
Immediately following the release of his debut EP on Proximal, Oakland Blackouts, Wake has released his second EP, The Fifth Finger on August 21, 2012 showcasing a different creative side. The Fifth Finger will be Wake’s take on gangsta beats – read more on the EP in his words below.
Wake The Fifth Finger EP
“The Fifth Finger is a collection of songs started years ago, and finished recently. This EP is an attempt to balance square wave funk-hop with songwriting and alternative production techniques. They’re my try at “gangster” beats, created with the intention of “not giving a fuck.” The tracks on The Fifth Finger are a marriage of early 2000s glitch-hop, 80s dance music, music from the underground MOD community, and odd-ball electro-pop. Made from samples of analog gear and sequenced in MOD trackers, they are purely electronic tunes– sequenced, mixed, and edited “in the box.” They hope to be off kilter, goofy, glitchy, hard beats with a punk intention. Square-Wave music to rock your speakers.” – Wake
1. ButtaBump (EP Mix)
2. Sunday at Gunpoint
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Stream the entire EP for free on AOL Spinner
Proximal Records is pleased to announce the release of debut EPs from Lawrence Grey and Wake. Available digitally NOW and as a split 12″ vinyl record soon.
Lawrence Grey – Claustrophilia OUT NOW
“Claustrophilia is a dance floor oriented study in syncopation. The synthesizers, samples, tempos, and time signatures constantly evolve over the course of the five tracks. Though it can be enjoyed alone with a pair of headphones, I designed it with a crowded, sweaty dance floor in mind. It’s my return to club-driven productions.” – Lawrence Grey
Download “A” via XLR8R
Wake – Oakland Blackouts OUT NOW
“Oakland Blackouts started as a sort of afterthought. For a while, I had been interested in making a set of organic sounding electronic music that, while created using electronics, existed in an implied physical space. Most of the work that went into this EP focused on textural density, stereo and space manipulation, and subtle tuning of intensity through tempo and volume automation– which was a departure from my normal working process– a more hyper-edit based sequence programing composition workflow. Unlike my other work, Oakland Blackouts was recorded in takes and played mostly live. Samples were mapped to MIDI controllers, and effects and automation were played in on faders. The synthesizers were largely (edited) live recordings made with hardware, including an analog modular synthesizer and a Yamaha FM synth from the ‘80s. The process behind this EP allowed freedom for improvisatory compositional thought, and thus, (like a blackout) I barely remember making it.” – Wake
1. Bye Bye Baby
2. My Mermaids
3. Murder Party
4. Oakland Blackouts
Stream “Bye Bye Baby” via MTV Hive