TS GRAYE x INSTUPENDO
PHILADELPHIA ELECTRONIC ARTIST REWORKS
TS GRAYE’S SINGLE ‘TAKE NOTES‘
[ LISTEN TO THE REMIX HERE ]
As his profile continues to grow substantially and off the back of #1 Hype Machine charting remixes for Grammy winner RAC and Cosmo’s Midnight, Philadelphia electronic artist Instupendo (real name Aidan Peterson) has today shared his rework of TS Graye‘s soulful single ‘Take Notes‘. The remix showcases Instupendo’s
trademark ethereal sonics and takes the original to a new dimension with its ambient textures and beats. The two teenagers (both artists are seventeen years old) finessed the track collectively over FaceTime – listen to the finished result here (or on Soundcloud here).
British newcomer TS Graye impressed with her incredible debut ‘MY2‘ when she released it in June, and her subsequent single ‘Take Notes‘ has proven she’s an inimitable force, a true talent to watch. Production of both singles comes courtesy of Louis Mattrs, who she met online and continues to work closely with.
Growing up in the West Country, TS Graye’s influences never strayed far from home; trip hop and the sounds of neighbouring Bristol (e.g. Massive Attack, Tricky, Portishead) play out heavily in her music, but true to her generation she discovered most of the music she loves online (she references Lana Del Rey, Banks, Post Malone and Drake and her sound invokes likeness to greats Rihanna, SZA, Alicia Keys and Jorja Smith).
Instupendo was named an Essential Artist to Watch in 2017 by Pigeons & Planes and has garnered comparisons to artists such as Tycho and Com Truise. With support from Spotify, Billboard, Majestic Casual, SiriusXM Chill and KCRW, amongst many others, he continues to impress with his live offering following shows with shallouand Digitalism, and will soon be heading out on tours with Giraffage and Ryan Hemsworth.
Some support for TS Graye:
“Scaling boundaries from alt-pop to R&B, Graye pours an angelic rising vocal over rattling drums with its chorus falling into a slinking break-section” – Complex
“eerie church organs, trap-adjacent beats and the luxuriant waft of early OTT Lana” – The Guardian
“This is a low-key smash, and there’s no doubt at all that TS Graye’s going to be on people’s radar after listening to it” – HillyDilly
“The seventeen years young singer just blew me to smithereens with her debut, “MY2”” – KickKickSnare
“TS Graye’s debut is a twisting, labyrinthine joy like we’ve never heard” – PressPlay OK
“Bristol-based TS Graye slots easily into the city’s lineage of sound system soul, but she’s so much more than that” – Clash
“With her Dua Lipa-esque vocal and mature, fully-formed pop sound, it’s hard to believe TS Graye is just a teenager from the West Country” – The Line of Best Fit
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