Red Bull Music Academy presents


The Wavery / Software / US

  • Saturday 17 18:25 - 19:15

    Sónar by Day - SonarDôme

Ethereal Expanse and Thump in the Trunk

Louisiana's James Prudhomme sits singularly - and comfortably - on the outer fringes of southern US rap production. His schooling in the styles of DJ Paul, Juicy J, Zaytoven and Lex Luger is apparent, but so is his impetus to bring an experimental, ambient-inspired edge into the equation. His beats have caught the ears of rappers like Yung Lean, Rome Fortune and Antwon, and his 2013 instrumental mixtape Japan quickly became something of a cult classic. Signing with Daniel Lopatin's Software label, his Remembrance EP took his emotionally charged soundscapes even more widescreen, striking an extraordinary balance between ethereal expanse and thump in the trunk. In 2016 he linked up with Outthepound for their Brothers project.