VANCOUVER EDM GROUP ‘GLOBAL PARTY STARTERS’ RELEASES SOPHOMORE ALBUM
Vancouver’s genre-bending EDM group Global Party Starters release their much-anticipated sophomore album, “TONIGHT”, featuring radio charting artists Elise Estrada and J.Young.
GPS, in its past year, has been nominated for two Canadian Songwriting Awards, were semi-finalists in the Unsigned Only Music Competition, achieved cross-Canada radio play, won a Telus StoryHive grant, and spent the summer on the Stingray hit list alongside DJ Khaled and Calvin Harris. Their music videos have been featured in several film festivals including Toronto’s FILMY festival and the Vancouver International South Asian Film Festival.
GPS has turned heads for their signature style of taking EDM into non-traditional territory, blending South Asian instrumentation with electronic beats, hip-hop influences and R&B vocals. Their music often contains strong political themes, recently focusing on issues like domestic violence and the taboo of cross-cultural marriage. Most recently, they received media attention for their music video “Gone” – released on the International Day to End Violence again women and based on a true story.
The Global Party Starters are on a mission to break South Asian artists out of niche markets and expose them to a wider musical audience. The group is being spearheaded by Juno-nominated DJ A-SLAM, supported by desiFest founder SatsB and also includes up-and-coming music producer, DJ REKing. The album features guest appearances by Leena Jay, DJ Shadow, and Vancouver’s Anjali, Seven, and FAZE. Founder DJ A-SLAM also worked on “TONIGHT” with multi-platinum producer and long-time mentor Adam H, whose credits include Jeremih, Ray J., Sarah Geronimo, Loverboy, Ne-Yo, Kat Deluna and many more.
GPS would like to acknowledge the support of the BC Music Fund and the Province of British Columbia.
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