Last year, BULLETT interviewed Bolivian-American producer Elysia Crampton ahead of her debut album, then called, Shenandoah, but later released as, American Drift. Today, the artist announced a forthcoming sophomore release, Elysia Crampton Presents: Demon City, out July 22 via Break World Records.
The project was created as an epic poem, with each track serving as part of what Crampton calls “an official document of the Severo style.” She describes Severo as “an ongoing process of becoming-with, made possible by the family-networks and communities that have inspired and sustained our survival and collective search for transformative justice.”
Elysia Crampton Presents: Demon City
Part producer, musician, writer and abolitionist, Crampton’s work fuses electronic music with elements of R&B and South American sounds to explore transformation and spirituality. For her new album, she recruited frequent collaborators—Chino Amobi, Why Be, Rabit and Lexxi—to develop an experience that destroys genre confines, while completely engulfing the listener.
“Dummy Track,” featuring Why Be and Chino Amobi is the album’s first official single and plays with textural percussion and chanting for an exciting electronic landscape. Stream “Dummy Track,” below, and preorder Elysia Crampton Presents: Demon City, here.