Day-dreamy croons and an R&B ambience is the brilliant personality behind “Impression Of You,” the highly anticipated track from Giraffage and Viceroy. The San Francisco-based tandem creates a sultry sonic cocoon within their vocal-driven ballad, featuring Patrick Baker’s lovelorn lyrics floating over pulsating synths, tight 808 snares and fast looped hats. And while the track marks a few firsts – the collaboration itself, each artist’s debut on Dim Mak – neither producer is a novice to the scene.
Giraffage is the sound-sculpting beat guru whose signature electronic pop flavor has won him praise from taste-making publications such as Pitchfork, FADER and Vogue. While celebrated for his remixes, Giraffage released his most recent EP No Reason on Fool’s Gold, producing the collection sans any sampled material. His prowess for evoking emotion through music has taken him on tour with Phantogram, Flume and XXYYXX, as well as alongside Porter Robinson as the main support on the massive “Worlds Tour.”
His counterpart Viceroy, the self-proclaimed Sultan of Summer, characteristically embeds a lush, tropi-coolness into his tracks that has skyrocketed many of them to the top of Hype Machine’s charts. He’s presented his distinct brand of summertime disco to clubs and parties across the world, with showcases at CMJ in New York and tours across Australia, Asia, and South America, and while his “Impression of You” is a departure from that comfort zone, the result is equally delectable.
Dim Mak celebrates the release of “Impression Of You” with an official music video that depicts the perfect narrative for modern day romance and desire. The story revolves around a young man who lets his imagination run wild when matched with Perfect 10 on a tinder-esque app. Unfortunately for the protagonist, all the lust he feels is unrequited and he ends the morning no closer to realizing his dreams.
Viceroy North American tour dates:
7/11: Cabana Pool Bar – Toronto, Canada
8/7: Bijou Nightclub – Boston, MA
10/17-10/18: Treasure Island Music Festival – San Francisco, CA
Giraffage North American tour dates:
7/18: Trees – Dallas, TX
7/25: Capitol Hill Block Party – Seattle, WA
8/1: HARD Summer – Pomona, CA
8/7: Mad Decent Block Party – Philadelphia, PA
8/8: Outside Lands Music Festival – San Francisco, CA
8/14: SummerSet Music Festival – Somerset, WI
9/25: Life is Beautiful Festival – Las Vegas, NV
11/11-15: Mad Decent Boat Party