love has never been a popular movement. TYGAPAW announces new album on fabric Originals
Coming soon on fabric Originals: love has never been a popular movement.
Acclaimed producer, DJ and community leader TYGAPAW is one of the contemporary guiding lights of the New York club scene. Today, TYGAPAW announces their second album, love has never been a popular movement. Eight tracks of pure dancefloor declaration, the album features George Riley and LSDXOXO and is set for release on 21st April via fabric Originals.
‘GLAMOUR Riddim’ featuring the glistening vocals of rising R&B singer George Riley is out now to mark the announcement. The track seems to be a more hazed out, soulful meditation than previous hard-hitters ‘MYSM’ and ‘PRESSURE’. Utilising vapour-esque synths and reverbed vocal samples that echo through the track’s featherweight atmospheres, 'GLAMOUR Riddim’ is an unignorable delight and is getting us fully hyped for the forthcoming full release.
One of the UK’s brightest new stars of forward thinking R&B George Riley brings further animation to the track, with her whispered tones offsetting TYGAPAW’s midtempo percussion to create passionate counterpoint on the producer’s vital forthcoming album, love has never been a popular movement. Hypnotic, blissful and packed with subtle kinetic energy, ‘GLAMOUR Riddim’ is made just as much for DJ sets as it is for hedonistic, sweat-soaked nights that last until the sun rises.
Listen to 'GLAMOUR RIDDIM' featuring George Riley here and pre-order 'love has never been a popular movement.', here.
"love has never been a popular movement, and no one's ever wanted really to be free."
The album will scope eight tracks; atmospheric techno through to East Coast club, and with unshakable confidence does the vital work of fierce self-love as well as exploring TYGAPAW's journey as a Jamaican reckoning with their trans identity. And the title of the new album, set for release on 21st April via fabric Originals, has perhaps never been more relevant, and sits in perfect context.
Taking the propulsive energy accumulated from relentless touring since the release of their debut album GET FREE, TYGAPAW has transposed that devastating frission into a focused, intentional sonic product. Proving that making club music is work, and vital work at that.
You might recognise the album title. Taken from a James Baldwin speech (ref: ‘Meeting The Man: James Baldwin in Paris, Dir. Terence Dixon United Kingdom, France, 1970) its not hard to draw connection between the influential African-American novelist, essayist, playwright, poet, social critic, and one of the most prominent figures of 20th-century American literature, Black culture and political thought, and the energetic and avoidably political pluses of TYGAWPAW, a Black Trans artist striving for both identity and expression.
Famous for writing about race in America, Baldwin was openly gay, and wrote powerfully about race and American culture from a male Black gay perspective. Dual identities - of sexuality or of gender, and race - are themes in both artists' work, while working through very different mediums, an at very different times, TYGAPAW has cited Baldwin as inspiration, and calling back on the quote, formulates a powerful correlation.
TYGAPAW - love has never been a popular movement.
- GLAMOUR Riddim ft. George Riley
- DO ME DEMO MODE
- SK9 (Release Me) ft. LSDXOXO
- MI NUH BEG FREN
The album is available for pre-order now on clear vinyl complete with black inners, and a poster insert with full credits and vinyl from the fabric store HERE.