With over two million streams under his belt, critical acclaim and support from the likes of Complex, Pigeons & Planes, FACT Magazine, Soulection, Indieshuffle, Wonderland and The Native Magazine, as well as recent production credits for rising stars such as Amaarae, Tems, Maesu, and Nonso Amadi, just to mention a few, Beninois-Ghanaian producer, DJ and artist RVDICAL THE KID is excited to announce the release of his long-awaited Carte Blanche follow-up and highly anticipated sophomore project titled Little Planet.
Released via Platoon on August 14, Rvdical’s Little Planet EP is backed by his exquisite new single ‘NASA’ and its accompanying music video, as premiered by THE FADER, which was crafted and edited by LA-based creative Maesu. The track features Ghanaian songstress and producer AMAARAE, who has been having a breakthrough year of her own, with recent support from Apple Music, i-D Magazine, The FADER, NPR and Hypebeast, among others. ‘NASA’ marks the fourth joint effort from the two frequent collaborators Rvdical and Amaarae, who have been working together since 2017.
Speaking about the inspiration behind ‘NASA’, Rvdical The Kid says, “it is a fun record I made with nothing particular in mind other than the pursuit of the exhilarating feeling of creating. The process of creating the record almost felt like an acid trip, flowing through synths, drums and foley that carefully landed me on a very ethereal and spacey and beat. My love for contrast and juxtaposition informed the almost obnoxious pitch screwed bass that drives the entire record”.
Expanding on how the track developed with Amaarae, Rvdical adds that, “When Amaarae heard it she knew exactly what to do. Getting her bars off about intergalactic strippers and riding the beat like a spaceship. This record is a demonstration of me and Amaarae trading beats for bars”, with Amaarae sharing her songwriting inspiration on the track, “NASA would be the theme song if Rick and Morty got loaded on shrooms, hopped on a spaceship and landed at an intergalactic strip club with a back room brothel where Black Chyna is the madam”.
Highly recommended if you enjoy the sounds of Kaytranada, Sango, Mr. Carmack, or Sam Gellaitry, Rvdical The Kid is revered for his intricate productions led by groovy textures and hard rhythms, paired with bright and soft melodies, and alluring vocals. Currently residing in Ghana after a stint in the United States, the Beninese-Ghanaian producer has infused his nomadic sojourns and multicultural influences into his music to great effect, and it’s no wonder his forthcoming Little Planet EP takes us on a wild ride.
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