James Hinton returns as The Range this spring, with a new album, Potential, dropping March 25 via Domino. Our first look at Hinton's new work is "Florida," and it shows the Brooklyn-based producer take his unique brand of breakbeat electronic music to new heights. A bit more dance-friendly than anything on previous album Nonfiction, "Florida" nearly levitates on its footwork-influenced percussive rhythms, plucked strings and melodic bass grooves.
Potential will be a highly conceptual affair, so much so that an accompanying documentary, Superimpose, will explore the album's creation. The trailer explains how the lives of struggling artists found on Youtube directly influenced Potential. The album is as much about them as it is about The Range. Check out the track, trailer, and a few tour dates below.
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February 9 - NYC - Bowery Ballroom (with Baio)
March 1 - Los Angeles - Resident
March 9 - London - Pickle Factory