New Orleans-based genre-bending electronic trio The Russ Liquid Test has released the first track from their upcoming World Gone Crazy EP, “Rise,” a dream-state neo-soul vamp laced with pluming vocals and fluttering flutes. “Rise” is only a taste of what’s to come, showing just a sliver of the rest of the record. The single is a slow rolling, iridescent and nostalgic ballad encouraging the inevitable head nod. The EP will be officially released via All Good Records on November 3rd.
You can Listen to The Russ Liquid Test’s new single, “Rise,” below via the Russ Liquid SoundCloud page:
The single release comes just before the trio departs on an extensive thirty-six date US tour with high-profile stops in San Francisco, Atlanta, Grand Rapids and more, as well as their highly-anticipated set at the upcoming Brooklyn Comes Alive festival in Williamsburg, Brooklyn on September 23-24. The Russ Liquid Test will perform alongside fellow All Good Records acts like SunSquabi and Muzzy Bearr to round out a fantastic slate of electronic artists at the unique homegrown event.
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A stand-out force in the crossover dance world, The Russ Liquid Test stand amongst the likes of GRiZ, Pretty Lights and Gramatik in their quest to pay homage to classic funk, jazz and electro. In the words of electro-funk star and All Good Records label head GRiZ, “Russ’s growth as a musician has been incredible. He’s sounding better than ever! Don’t believe me. press play :)”
Redefining the possibilities of modern music, The Russ Liquid Test fuses the raw vitality of classic funk and the inventive sound design of electronic production. Songwriter/producer and renowned brass specialist Russell Scott (a.k.a. Russ Liquid) heads up the three-piece. Guitarist Andrew Block and drummer Deven Trusclair round things out, with each providing a distinct musical background deeply rooted in the New Orleans jazz scene. The Russ Liquid Test presents a joyful musical synergy with their exciting live shows, which include recent appearances at Shambhala Music Festival, Lightning in a Bottle, Summer Camp, and Electric Forest.
You can see a full list of upcoming Russ Liquid Test tour dates here.
[Cover photo via Russ Liquid Facebook]
Don’t miss The Russ Liquid Test and a massive list of other talented artists at the upcoming Brooklyn Comes Alive, set to take place across three venues in Williamsburg, Brooklyn on September 23rd – 24th. The unique homegrown event puts the focus on the musicians, curating dream team collaborations, tributes, and artist passion projects for two full days of incredible music both new and old.
The 2017 lineup is set to include hand-selected band lineups featuring all-star musicians like John Scofield, George Porter Jr. (The Meters), Vinnie Amico and Al Schnier (moe.), Bernard Purdie, Kofi Burbridge (Tedeschi Trucks Band), Joel Cummins, Ryan Stasik, and Kris Myers (Umphrey’s McGee), Aron Magner and Marc Brownstein (The Disco Biscuits), Mike Greenfield and Jesse Miller (Lotus), Jason Hann (String Cheese Incident), Alan Evans (Soulive), Cyril Neville (Neville Brothers), Henry Butler, Jon Cleary, Reed Mathis (Electric Beethoven), Michael League, Nate Werth, Chris Bullock, Robert “Sput” Searight, and Bob Lanzetti (Snarky Puppy), Jennifer Hartswick and Natalie Cressman (Trey Anastasio Band), Muzzy Bearr, The Russ Liquid Test, KJ Sawka (of Pendulum and Destroid), DJ Premier & The Badder Band, and so many more!
For a full list of artists, head to the event’s website. Two-day and single-day GA and VIP tickets are available now.