“This is a fun party!” Overheard countless times, that enthusiastic sentiment was repeated in the 10,000 watt smiles that filled Wurk in Reno last Tuesday evening. We were lucky enough to catch Minnesota and Paper Diamond’s Tiger Style tour in a relatively intimate setting. For this show they filled every inch of stage space with their own
impressive lighting equipment. Adding this to body thumping house Soulstice System made this without a doubt the best production that I have seen at Wurk. This show helped build up some serious anticipation for the venue’s upcoming two year anniversary party on April 21.
If you are wondering how Minnesota was, so are we. When the lineup says the show starts at 10:00 then get there at 9:00 otherwise you will be waiting outside in line and make it just in time to hear the very last song. Although missing most of Minnesota’s set was a disappointing start to the evening, the energy that welcomed us when we finally got inside was an incredible introduction for Paper Diamond.
Alex B, a Colorado based producer is making incredible new tunes under his new name Paper Diamond. His latest tunes have been called forward and innovative. Recently added to the Pretty Lights music label, PD is currently working on a new project and finds himself moving into a new genra of music. According to PL music “The Paper Diamond sound has raw energy and the kind of dramatic anticipation only a seasoned producer can incite”. Driving beats and bass grab on tight while deep, rich tones rumble under layers of spacey synthesizers, sweet melodies, and catchy vocals. One thing is for sure. The energy is high.
PD played a few songs off his new EP that are on the next level. His new EP “Wavesight” will be released on Thursday May 3rd 2012 on Diplo’s MAD DECENT/JEFFREES imprint. The EP features three heavy hitting original tracks that further demonstrate Paper Diamonds musical versatility. All of Paper Diamond’s music can be downloaded for free at pretty lights music. http://www.prettylightsmusic.com/therecordlabel