Jimmy Edgar, the Detroit-raised electronic/hip hop producer whose collaborators range from Hudson Mohawke to DAWN to Vince Staples and beyond, has just shared “EUPHORIA,” a swirling stab of experimental electronic pop from his forthcoming LIQUIDS HEAVEN album (out via Innovative Leisure on November 11). “EUPHORIA” features vocals from LIZ, the underground pop princess whose trademark mix of future-kitsch and ’90s/00s R&B has rendered her the proclaimed “First Lady of Mad Decent.”
LIQUIDS HEAVEN is a psychedelic canvas of future R&B, euphoric bass, mutant tear-the-club-up rap, foundation-splintering noise, and gossamer soul, as previously previewed via a double drop of singles “SLIP N SLIDE” and “STATIC (FT BANSHEE).” The album is a starburst of avant-garde fusion, collecting a diverse cast of eccentric geniuses and re-configuring them into an anthology of nü musique concrete. But as with all his work, there is a deeper and subversive intent: LIQUIDS HEAVEN’s gestation spawned from Edgar’s explorations of “material” in the digital world, and is part of his broader ambition to change belief and intention in the digital realm – a pseudo-invisible way to summon novel realities by infusing his ultra-sleek aesthetic into transformative conceptual art. But just as importantly it bangs as hard as anything to ever bump from a subwoofer.