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RIC WILSON

For fans of Anderson .Paak and Masego, look no further to Ric Wilson. The young energetic artist delivers a unique funk vibe, channeling house and electronic influences in his work. With his soulful EP “Negrow Disco” on repeat, the Chicago based musician brings “perfect summertime music for anywhere from the beach to the BBQ”.

But Ric Wilson doesn’t stop there, channeling his passion for film, the artist self-directed a music video for the standout single, “Hang Loose” ft. Chuck D. The clip opens with the slick and infectious instrumentals of the track, followed by the Chicago skyline. Taking cues from his bandmates, Ric takes us through a day in Chicago paired with bright visuals. Wilson is set to open for The Roots at Huntington Bank Pavilion on 7/29. Event details here

EDUARDO MUCHACHO

Of Leisure, Sydney based electronic tastemaker, presents the latest addition to their roster. Their newest member, Eduardo Muchacho, is “an enigmatic night-crawler who was always destined to become the central figure in late night dancefloor revival”. After refining his underground sound in Ibiza, the emerging producer has made his debut “Intoxicated”.

Muchacho’s single is backed by a pulsing bass line and wonky synths developing into a crisp house jam, perfect for those late night sets that will revive the crowd. The single also samples funky vocals from Rick James, and is already receiving support from acts like Groove Armada, Jamie Jones, Tensnake, Gorgon City, RUFUS, and more.

COSMO’S MIDNIGHT

GUM’s favorite sibling duo return with their latest single “Mind Off” featuring the sweet vocals of Kudu Blue. With their singular left-field approach to pop, Cosmo’s Midnight create a lush tune pairing gritty synths with vocal samples solidifying the listener in a blissful dance. The tune is a strong representation of the twins ability to make music that surpasses genres, taking a wide array of influences from R&B to pop. Cosmo’s is a huge representation of emerging Australian music that continues to inform the greater international electronic scene. 

After success in their North American tour, where GUM caught up with the producers, the duo now takes on several international dates. With tour stops in Asia then wrapping up in the US, Cosmo’s has an exciting summer in store. Check out the details below!

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