The number of videos that can be found on YouTube is nothing short of overwhelming. With hundreds of YouTube stars taking front and centre, there are numerous artists that are hiding in the dark, untouched shadows of the internet’s biggest video collection. New York electronic artist James Hinton (a.k.a. The Range) searched through the dusty edges of YouTube to find unknown and untouched talent for his latest project Potential and the accompanying mini-documnetary Superimpose.
Having already released a number of singles from the full-length out this Friday, The Range has shared his latest endeavour “Copper Wire”. Featuring the original vocals from London rapper Kruddy Zak. The young rapper is placed overtop an experimental and futuristic house track on “Copper Wire”. Hinton explains his emotional decision:
“I think a lot of my favourite lyrics on Potential allude to coming to terms with a difficult time in your life – that moment of acceptance when you finally allow yourself to drop your guard and admit you’ve been hit with something hard. Zak’s verse has a piece in it that states ”09 was emotional / it’s a memory / I wish that everything was still the same’ and that hit me particularly deeply as that was the year I lost my mom. Writing this song was the first time I ever talked about that moment in my music, and i think it was an important step in dealing with how I was feeling to finally get some words about it down on paper.”
Enjoy the future electro-garage track below, and you head to his website to uncover more about Potential and Superimpose. Hinton is making a few tour stops this summer; check the dates just past the song.
March 25 || Bowery Ballroom || New York, NY * with Empress Of
March 26 || Brooklyn, NY || Good Room
May 13-15 || FORM Arcosanti || Arcosanti, AZ
July 15-17 || Pitchfork Music Festival || Chicago, IL
July 30 || Osheaga Festival || Montreal, QC