by Andrew Sacher
LA-imported NYC resident RL Grime dropped his impressive Grapes EP last year, which featured remixes from Salva, LOL Boys, and Shlohmo, but really began picking up speed a few months after its release when he teamed up with Salva for a remix of Kanye West's "Mercy" (which you can stream below). RL Grime and Salva teamed up again this year to give a similar treatment to "What A Shame" from Jamie Lidell's new self titled album. That remix came out in late March via Warp and you can stream it below as well.
RL Grime will be heading out on the "High Beams Tour" this May, which kicks off on the West Coast and includes a NYC show on May 9 at Le Poisson Rouge. Tickets for that show are on sale now. If you're wondering what seeing RL Grime live is like, check out the recording of his set at HARD Miami that was recently posted. It's a great, club-ready set full of bangers like his remixes of Chief Keef's "Sosa," and Rihanna's "Pour It Up," mixed in with pieces of Rustie, TNGHT, Baauer, and lots more. All dates on the "High Beams Tour" are listed below.
Meanwhile, collaborator Salva, who released the Odd Furniture EP earlier this year, has a bunch of upcoming dates scheduled including a NYC show as part of the Red Bull Music Academy NYC residency at Santos Party House on May 23 with a great lineup of Big Freedia, Drop the Lime, DJ Spinn & DJ Rashad, Afrika Baambata, and others. Tickets for that show are still available.
And speaking of Jamie Lidell, he plays Glasslands tonight (4/9).
All RL Grime and Salva dates are listed, along with the Jamie Lidell/Kanye remixes, below...
Jamie Lidell - "What A Shame" (RL Grime & Salva Remix)
Kanye West - "Mercy" (RL Grime & Salva Remix)
RL Grime -- 2013 Tour Dates
5/1 Whiskey Bar Portland, OR
5/2 The Independent San Francisco, CA
5/3 1Up Reno, NV
5/4 Crocodile Seattle, WA
5/7 U Street Music Hall Washington, DC
5/8 The Basement Eay Atlanta, GA
5/9 Le Poisson Rouge New York, NY
5/10 Larimer Lounge Denver, CO
Salva -- 2013 Tour Dates
4/16 - Los Angeles, CA - Check Yo Ponytail @ Echoplex w/ Gaslamp Killer + Special Guests
4/26 - Nottingham, UK - Stealth w/ Just Blaze
4/27 - Berlin, DE - Gretchen w/ Daedelus
5/3 - Antwerp, BE - Kavka
5/4 - London, UK - Koko
5/10 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom w/ PANTyRAID
5/23 - New York, NY - RBMA @ Santos Party House w/ Afrika Bambaataa, DJ Funk, DJ Assault, Egyptian Lover, Magic Mike + more!!!!!
6/15 - Chicago, IL - House of Blues
6/21-23 - Palm Springs, CA - FoF Weekend @ The Ace Hotel
6/28 - Los Angeles, CA - Friends of Friends <3
7/13 - Louisville, KY - Forecastle Festival
7/19 - Dour Festival - Dour, Belgium