FATHERDUDE Evolves From Frequent Vocalist to Full-On Groove Master on Debut EP 'The Balance': Exclusive

Published 6/14/2016 by Kat Bein

Are your shoe laces tied tight? Do you have enough free space to bust a move? Be sure to ready yourself appropriately, because pressing “play” on FATHERDUDE's debut EP The Balance may cause sudden bouts of arm jabbing, twirling, two-stepping, and/or other forms of freestyle dance expression.

The Harlem-based singer recently tapped by dance music producers Troyboi, WRLD, San Holo and more, steps out on his own with this five-track project, and he does it in a big way. His rich vocals exude confidence and groove, an energy that's matched perfectly by dynamically funky production built to rip listeners out of their seats and onto dance floors everywhere...

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Savoy Lets Its Disco Roots Show on 'Living Color' Featuring FatherDude: Exclusive

Published 1/17/2017 by Kat Bein

When tracking the history of modern dance music, all roads lead to disco. It was a beautiful era of live instrumentation that continues to inspire generations of dance floor freaks. It's no wonder Savoy, a trio of musicians who deliver the feel of modern electronic-dance music with its own live analog performances, finds itself firmly rooted in that disco tradition. Those roots show strong on Savoy's latest single, a steady, feel-good, chilled-out tune called "Living Color."

... Savoy teamed with Brooklyn's soulful FatherDude for the awesome vocals, the perfect touch on top the tune's easy, funky flow. “Living Color” is a teaser single from the trio's forthcoming EP Tomorrow Today Pt. 1, out on official release Feb. 10. The band is also heading out on month-long national tour in support of the new release...

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These Are Your EDM's Top 40 Artists To Watch In 2017

Published 12/13/2016 by Matthew Meadow

We're back again with our next installment of Artists To Watch in the coming year. Every year, we go through our vast list of artists we've covered and those who have made a significant impact on music this year, and those who we expect to do so next year. If there's any indication as to the lasting power of electronic music, we've managed to pick out forty brand new names this year - we haven't repeated a single name from any year we've done this list (with one exception, Hotel Garuda, who appeared in our 2015 list)....

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WRLD and FatherDude Announce 'Galaxies' Remix EP; Hear DROELOE's Adorable Future Bass Rework

Published 7/8/2016 by Kat Bein

One good turn deserves another, and one superjam deserves seven ill-ass remixes. So it shall be and is with WRLD and FatherDude's incredibly infectious “Galaxies.” It's pure wavy synth deliciousness, but what if it were a flirty future bass adventure instead?

That's the flavor Dutch trio DROELOE dipped into for their rework, and you can hear that track right here, right now, but you'll have to grab the EP for yourself to hear what the rest of the crew did when it landed in their hands. The EP is available now for pre-order...

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FatherDude – No Complaints

Published 6/30/2016 by Deborah Cukier

(Translated) After his collaboration with Brasstracks on addictive Telling The Truth, FatherDude unveils new track overkill No Complaints. Here, as bass lines with ardent crackling electro, RnB leveraging a groove electrified and rocked a sweet song, FatherDude invites a sensual and hot trance.

Accelerating his addictive cadences, cardiac impulses and the temperature of a few life-saving degrees, he multiplied the tempestuous fusions with retro breaths and singular futuristic punctuations...

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Interview with FatherDude: “How Much Time Do You Have In People’s Periphery?”

Published 6/28/2016 by Sam Murphy

New York singer FatherDude has become somewhat of an honorary Australia[n]. Despite the fact he only visited the country a few weeks ago for the first time ever he’s worked with local producers GRMM, Slumberjack and Motez. He’s also become a part of the etcetc giving him a solid base off which to launch his debut EP The Balance.

The Balance is a confident, cohesive collection of electronica bound by FatherDude’s impressively soulful vocals. Each song is melodically rich with an innovative backdrop pushing the boundaries of numerous genres all at once.

FatherDude was in the country a couple of weeks ago playing a few showcases and hooking up with local legends to work on music and further embed himself in the Australian dance community. We caught up with him to chat about the debut EP, Australia and keeping up with the rapid pace of the internet.

Q: Is this your first time in Australia?
A: ...

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Listen To The New Brasstracks EP, Because It's Seriously Off The Charts

Published 8/19/2016 by Kendall Deflin

Brasstracks has finally released their first full-length EP Good Love today, after months of building anticipation. The Brooklyn-based power duo, self-described as “future brass”, were recently featured on Chance The Rapper‘s Coloring Book for the hit song “No Problem” but its their original music that truly showcases the young talents of Ivan Jackson (trumpet) and Conor Rayne (drums).

The 7-track masterpiece makes a its vital introduction with instrumental openers “Intro” and “Say U Won’t” before turning it up with the remaining five tracks, which features unique collaborations with hip-hop, funk, and soul contributors Masego, Jay Prince, Roses Gabor, S’natra & Alexander Lewis, and Lido & FatherDude...

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Brasstracks Bring the Horns Out for Soulful Collaboration with Lido and FatherDude

Published 6/14/2016 by THUMP

If you've heard Chance The Rapper's latest mixtape Coloring Book, then you're familiar with the work of Brasstracks, the Brooklyn-based production duo behind the 2 Chainz and Lil Wayne-assisted highlight "No Problem."

After sharing the first single "Good Love," from their forthcoming debut EP of the same title, today we're premiering "Telling The Truth." Featuring Norwegian producer Lido, and soulful vocals from New York singer FatherDude, the bass-driven, horn-heavy track should effortlessly slide into your summer BBQ playlists...

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Hear FatherDude’s Latest Cut ‘Eyes On You’

Published 5/12/2016 by Zanda Wilson

New York instrumentalist/producer/singer FatherDude announced recently that he would soon release a new EP called The Balance.

Now we’ve got the first cut from the record – a super funky cut called Eyes On You. Rolling bass licks dominate this one, and sit beautifully under FatherDude’s powerful vocals, driving syths and counter-melodic guitar phrases...

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Electric Zoo: Wild Island Lineup Revealed For NYC Festival

Published 5/5/2016 by Scott Bernstein

The Electric Zoo: Wild Island music festival will be held on Randall’s Island in New York City over Labor Day Weekend September 2 – 4. Today, organizers of the event have detailed the full lineup which will be headlined by Bassnectar, Tiesto, Hardwell, Carnage, Porter Robinson and The Chainsmokers.

Big Gigantic, Steve Aoki, Borgore, Lane 8, NGHTMRE, Jackmaster, Cash Cash, Joris Voorn, Ilan Bluestone, Ame, FatherDude, Goldfish, Henrik Schwarz, Hermitude, Matoma, Pat Lok and Way Out West are among the other acts set to play the EDM event in the Big Apple this September. The full lineup can be viewed below...

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WRLD Explores Wavy Synths and Distant 'Galaxies' With FatherDude: Exclusive

Published 4/13/2016 by Kat Bein

David Lawson has a hit EP on Monstercat, a treasured place among the hype-heavy Soundcloud collective Moving Castle, and a bright future in the dance music scene. The only thing he doesn't have is a high school degree.

Not to worry, that's coming. The Dutch producer, better known as WRLD, just turned 18, and he's on track to graduate soon. Who knows where he finds the time to finish homework, though he did find time to cook up a strong follow-up on to his Chase It and Awake EP successes on Skrillex's free-release imprint NEST.

“Galaxies” is a dreamy sing along, fleshed out with undulating synths and smooth vocals from New York's FatherDude. It's light and summery, at times almost cartoonish, and represents a growing experimentalism for the young artist...

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Infuze & FatherDude Go Future Bass With Phil Collins’ ‘Easy Lover’

Published 1/27/2016 by Marcus Dowling

The Brooklyn-based tandem of bass-smith Infuze and crooner FatherDude’s cover of Phil Collins and Philip Bailey’s 32-year-old soul-pop classic Easy Lover is a brilliant future bass odyssey.

Genesis drummer Collins and Earth, Wind and Fire vocalist Bailey’s Grammy-nominated song is a synth-pop floor-filler even in the modern era. Comparatively, Infuze and FatherDude’s take is a tinkling, zipping, banging, and soothing sonic blast. FatherDude’s vocal performance here is like the best of both worlds from the original vocalists, and sets the tone for a deep and undulating groove...

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Same Drugs

Opposite Ways

Tell Me Again

One More Day


Living Color

Redbone (Modified)

The Balance EP

The Balance (Remixes)

Bring Us Back

Bring Us Back (Remixes)

Eyes On You

Eyes On You (Remix)


Electrify (Remixes)



Spirits of the Night


Galaxies (Remixes)

Level Up


About Face

Body Cry

Up Late

Telling the Truth

Double Edge



NYC vocalist FATHERDUDE used 2016 to evolve from a successful collaborator into a dynamic solo artist. After millions of online plays and heavy international radio rotation on successful releases with San Holo, Benny Benassi, Slumberjack, Lido and Brasstracks, he launched his debut EP "The Balance" on Australian imprint etcetc (Ministry of Sound AUS). In the same year, FD played throughout North America and Australia with highlights at Electric Zoo, SXSW and Webster Hall as well as direct support for Troyboi and Crywolf on their respective US tours. Already putting finishing touches on his follow up project, FATHERDUDE continues to forge his own path and expose audiences to his explosive and unique style of soulful electronic R&B