“Maybe purely as a consequence of getting been in quarantine and seeing no dwell exhibits for the earlier yr, I saved cranking up the enjoyable,” Robinson just lately instructed Billboard with regard to designing the Nurture dwell present. “I couldn’t cease. I made every part right into a extra enjoyable model of itself.”
Right here, in his personal phrases, Robinson shares his insights on every act that he selected for the Second Sky lineup.
Jyocho are a Japanese math-rock band headed up by Daijiro Nakagawa. Their music is so particular to me, and it hit me at a formative time throughout the writing of Nurture. I feel they specific the great thing about actuality and of nature via their music. It sounds so tactile, so human and susceptible, but additionally so highly effective on the identical time. It is not possible for me to not visualize an idyllic meadow after I take heed to their sound. Take heed to “Circle of Life” – the run at at 3:28 makes me cry each time.
Knower, which is the duo of Louis Cole and Genevieve Artadi, is so, so, so unmistakable. And it is attention-grabbing, as a result of their music is so various, however there’s this “Knower” factor that glues all of it collectively. They’re one in all only a few acts that I do know of that may make me snigger and likewise cry on the identical file. A tune like “Die Proper Now” is the proper instance of that — you possibly can really feel the humorousness, however it’s additionally simply undeniably lovely.
Wavedash are a few of my finest associates on the planet, and the best dwelling EDM boy band. Their most up-to-date album World Well-known Tour is like my go-to “huge goals” album — you’re feeling the hugeness of their aspiration, their unbelievable sonic vary, all put via this filter of ultra-fat manufacturing by these younger guys who lower their tooth making dubstep. However they’re unbelievable at pop, at ambient, at hip-hop manufacturing — it is all there. It is an album that makes me wish to do every part.
Jacob Collier Haha, what can I say about Jacob Collier? There is no scarcity of descriptions of that man’s abilities, and it is laborious for me to think about any reward of this man’s skills that may go too far — however in the end, it isn’t about his skills for me, it is his songs. I first heard “Make Me Cry” with no context round who he was, and I used to be like: “Rattling, this is likely one of the most lovely songs I’ve ever heard in my life.”
Jai Wolf is an artist who I feel shared the identical aspiration that I do round constructing out a worldview via a dwell present. He is accomplished an unbelievable job of solidifying himself as one of many greats of this new era via his performances and manufacturing and the music has a ton of coronary heart.
Jon Hopkins is likely to be the precise most-respected digital musician that I do know of. It is actually, actually laborious to search out any actual digital music fanatic who does not recognize this man’s music. It is so deeply intricate, so clearly cautious and effortful, however chaotic on the identical time. Anybody who produces music is aware of how laborious it’s to please these two gods. His music feels bodily, prefer it’s dwelling and respiratory. And leaving apart all of his extremely masterful and detailed manufacturing, you will have one thing like “Abandon Window” — some of the important minimal piano items of our time.
Madeon is one in all my best possible associates and some of the clever and gifted musicians I’ve ever had the prospect to know. He is my collaborator on Shelter, and he is made two of my favourite albums of all-time. I do know that my most up-to-date file, Nurture, would by no means have existed if it wasn’t for him — his writing and performing as a frontman on Good Religion actually drove me to do the identical. He is a genius with manufacturing and pop songwriting, and a fair greater genius with setting up a world round his dwell exhibits.
Toro y Moi is an artist whose music makes me wish to make music. It is so typically feel-good, however deeply credible. He strikes me as somebody who loves making music greater than the rest. I can not take heed to his music with out instantly desirous to open my sequencer and write a demo.