ATMOSPHERE LIGHT UP NEW SINGLE
“SCULPTING WITH FIRE” OUT NOW
The group will Kick off their Party
Over Here tour this weekend
This time around, the group break dimensional boundaries, layering pensive, poetic, and ponderous wordplay above psychedelic architecture. Producer Ant sets airy sonic flourishes against a backdrop of live instrumentation courtesy of G Koop on guitar, bass, and percussion and Graham Richards on piano, organ, and synth. It instantly transfixes as Slug’s bars cut deep. Getting existential, he thinks aloud, “This could be the last song that I ever wrote. Only Heaven knows I’m like whatever though. Everybody’s gotta travel across it. When I go, I hope I go from supernatural causes.”
Listen to Atmosphere’s “Sculpting With Fire” HERE
It also hints at the dawn of another musical era for Atmosphere. Last year’s Word? notably bowed at #4 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart in addition to cracking the Top 30 of the Top 200. Thus far, the record has gathered over 6 million Spotify streams and counting.
On the heels of their recent co-headlined Sunshine & Summer Nights Tour with Iration and a SOLD-OUT show at the world-famous Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado, Slug and Ant of Atmosphere head right back on the road now for their Party Over Here Tour. The 10-city jaunt kicks off tomorrow Saturday, October 8 in Sacramento at The Ace of Spades and then roll through the west coast for shows in Portland, Seattle, Los Angeles and Oakland, finishing up in Salt Lake City at The Complex on October 21. Support comes from dynamic hip-hop duo Blimes & Gab and DJ and producer, Plain Ole Bill.
Party Over Here Tickets Available HERE
Tonight, Atmosphere will be performing at Reggae Rise Up Festival in Las Vegas.
Earlier this year, Atmosphere celebrated the 20th anniversaries of 2 of their groundbreaking albums, Lucy Ford and GodLovesUgly. In honor of the occasion, Lucy Ford was released on vinyl for the first ever in April and the GodLovesUgly Reprise: The Anniversary Collection merchandise drop came out in June. Die-hard Atmosphere fans flocked to the group’s web store to snatch up limited edition items which sold-out almost immediately.
Meanwhile, Zeds Dead and Subtronics remixed “GodLovesUgly,” reeling in north of 10 million Spotify streams and counting.
For over two decades, Atmosphere have quietly influenced and instigated progression of hip-hop as evidenced by sales of 2 million-plus units independently and over 1 billion streams as well as widespread critical acclaim. Last year, they teamed up with Cypress Hill for a massive co-headline run with Z-Trip.
Additionally, they took the stage at Reggae Rise Up Florida, Cali Vibes, and Cali Roots Baja Sessions (Mexico). Over the years, they’ve ignited Coachella, Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Outside Lands, Soundset, Life Is Beautiful, Governors Ball, Riot Fest, and beyond.
Stay tuned for more.