TYGAPAW - 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. Creating multiple spaces for the city’s LGBTQIA+ community to thrive within nightlife culture, their 2020 debut album GET FREE acted as a mission statement to dismantle patriarchy, racism and queerphobia set to some of the most full bodied, soul-rendering electronic music of recent memory. After releasing the hypnotic club sounds of ‘MYSM’ and the even more relentless ‘PRESSURE’, today TYGAPAW announces love has never been a popular movement.; their second album and purest dancefloor declaration yet.
A more hazed out, soulful meditation than previous singles ‘MYSM’ and ‘PRESSURE’, TYGAPAW’s ‘GLAMOUR Riddim’ utilises vapour-esque synths and reverbed vocal samples that echo through the track’s featherweight atmospheres. The vocals of one of the UK’s brightest new stars of forward thinking R&B George Riley only 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.
In eight tracks that hopscotch across atmospheric techno and East Coast club, TYGAPAW’s forthcoming new album love has never been a popular movement addresses, with unshakable confidence, fierce self-love and TYGAPAW's journey as a Jamaican reckoning with their trans identity. Taking the propulsive energy accumulated from relentless touring since the release of GET FREE, TYGAPAW has transposed that devastating frission into a focused, intentional and wholly vital work of club music, without ever losing it’s power to demand movement from its listener. An electronic artist that means so much to so many people, they have taken their time to craft their vital, unique sound into something even more urgent; creating an escape from the overbearing nature of the outside world - a space where the listener can be whoever they want to be. With love has never been a popular movement, TYGAPAW will cement their status as one of the most important artists in the NY club scene, broadening their cathartic sound to new horizons as they do it.
In anticipation of the release of love has never been a popular movement, TYGAPAW is on tour across Europe, previewing tracks from the album to crowds across the continent. Full dates below:
23/03 - Lux Fragil, Lisbon - Portugal
24/03 - Nitsa, Barcelona - Spain
25/03 - Mondo Disko, Madrid - Spain
08/06 - Melt Festival, Berlin - Germany
23/07 - Secret Garden Party - UK
16/08 - Cabaret Vert - France
A4 GLAMOUR Riddim ft. George Riley
B1 DO ME DEMO MODE
B2 SK9 (Release Me) ft. LSDXOXO
B3 MI NUH BEG FREN
CLEAR vinyl, poster insert with lyrics, black inners and download card.
Mastered and cut by Matt Colton at Metropolis. Manufactured at optimal-media, Germany.