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RJD2 Further Clarifies the Lucid Ambience of Tycho’s ‘Apogee’

Tycho‘s last exercise in flexible ambient electronica, 2014’s Awake, has kept him going in the year following with a steady stream of remixes from the likes of New York beat-melter Com Truise and Vampire Weekend’s BAIO. Both of these and more — including reworks from bubbly soundscapers Bibio and Ghostly International labelmates Beacon — will arrive as part of an Awake remix package, due January 15 digitally (May 20 on vinyl). Pre-order the collection via Tycho’s ISO50 store.

Philadelphia’s RJD2, the once-and-future master of jazzy trip-hop slowdowns indebted to Moby’s soulful sampling, takes a subtle turn behind the boards for Awake album sleeper “Apogee.” He unspools the original’s gentle guitar lines over brushed drums with a sprawl not unlike Explosions in the Sky, and with prickly synthesizer gulps, smoothly melds the brassy strut of his Deadringer heyday with the ambitious tones of Tycho’s latest expanded-band setup. Listen here and find the tour dates for Tycho’s forthcoming debut DJ set tour below.

Tycho live tour dates:
March 5-6 — San Diego, CA @ CRSSD
March 18-20 — Miami, FL @ Ultra Music Festival
April 7-10 — Austin, TX @ Euphoria Festival

Tycho DJ set tour dates:
February 10 — Denver, CO @ Club Vinyl *
February 11 — San Diego, CA @ Bang Bang *
February 12 — Tucson, AZ @ Gem & Jam Festival
February 13 — Los Angeles, CA @ Exchange LA *#
February 16 — Miami, FL @ Bardot *
February 17 — Washington, DC @ Flash *
February 18 — Brooklyn, NY @ Output *
February 19 — Chicago, IL @ The Mid *
February 20 — Detroit, MI @ Populux *
March 4-5 — San Francisco, CA @ 1015 Folsom

* — Nitemoves
# — w/ Autograf