RVLVR – Shadows EP

RVLVR Shadows

With recent releases on Seclusiasis, Slit Jockey, and Noremixes, 2015 is proving to be an exciting year for Philadelphia’s RVLVR aka James Sauppe, a multi-instrumentalist, composer, and producer who grew up playing in orchestras and studying jazz at a collegiate level. James’ eclectic musical background leads his writing to cover many different genres, though there is always one major constant in the RVLVR sound: melody is paramount. City Lights, from his brand new EP Shadows on New Low, epitomizes this concept entirely, wherein almost every sound you hear is it’s own melody, each one overlapping the other in perfect syncopation. The eponymous title track from Shadows, is a dark and epic roller at 166 bpm, with beautifully composed original string arrangements and an explosive synth lead melody that dances and floats over the droney bass like a fluttering flame. RVLVR’s two original tracks are also complemented with two remixes from fellow Philadelphia based artists, one a twisted footwork meets mutant jungle flip of Shadows by way of street bass legend Dev79 and the other a slowed, fuzzed-out future house rework of City Lights from Bombé.

RVLVR – Shadows EP is out now on the New Low Bandcamp, Amazon MP3 & Spotify.