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New Album From Theophilus London!

Theophilus London returns after a two-year hiatus (finally!) with his new album Vibes. To celebrate the release, Theophilus debuts his new video for “Tribe” which will be performed live for the first time tomorrow night on the Late Show with David Letterman.

Executive produced by Kanye West and adorned with cover art by Karl Lagerfeld, Vibes is a collage of “experimental pop, gallant R&B and ’80s new wave inflection[,] most striking in its mix of top-of-the-charts pop intuition, leftfield sensibility, and artful, giddy experimentation” (The FADER).   The title of the album is a reflection of the driftless spirit of collaboration that permeates the record. “The album is called Vibes because everything that happened creatively and spiritually just all vibed together,” explains London. “Everyone who worked on it with me did it on a family level. We all vibed together. You couldn’t even plan it. It was all vibes.”
Yesterday, the New York native stopped by HOT 97 to detail his work with Kanye West, his penchant for big hats, upcoming projects and more with Ebro and Peter Rosenberg.  Check out the interview below:

The 12-song LP took nearly two-years to create following Theophilus’ relocation to the deserts of Palm Springs to join his inspiration and Motown-legend Leon Ware to serve as creative producer on the album.  London had long admired the work of Ware — who has worked with the likes of The Isley Brothers, Ike and Tina, Diana Ross, Quincy Jones, Minnie Riperton and Maxwell, as well as great moments in soul music such as Marvin Gaye’s classic “I Want You” and Michael Jackson’s first gold record “I Wanna Be Where You Are” — and had even reimagined the album cover of Ware’s eponymous 1982 album for his major label debut album, 2011’s Timez Are Weird These Days.

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Tracklisting for Vibes is as follows:

1. Water Me (feat. Leon Ware)
2. Neu Law
3. Take And Look
4. Can’t Stop My Love (feat. Kanye West)
5. Get Me Right
6. Heartbreaker
7. Do Girls

8. Tribe (feat. Jesse Boykins III)

9. Smoke (Interlude) (feat. Soko)
10. Smoke Dancehall
11. Need Somebody (feat. Leon Ware)
12. Figure It Out (feat. Devonte Hynes)

Theophilus will be spreading the good vibes with his Soho House release party tour:

  • THU Nov 6th – New York, NY w/ Nianga
  • SAT Nov 15th – Chicago, IL w/ Flat White
  • SUN Nov 16th – Toronto, ONT w/ Theophilus London
  • FRI Nov 21st – Miami, FL w/ Juske
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Video: Theophilus London – “Rio”

Last month Theophilus London dropped his first new studio track in a minute. “Rio” is the first taste of what’s to come on his forthcoming album, due later this year. The song, featuring the Menahan Street Band, now has an official video, which was directed by Tim Cruz, and produced by Mike Mihail for Guerilla Hollywood.

Upcoming Tour Dates:
Sat, July 6th – Brooklyn, NY – Prospect Park (Celebrate Brooklyn, Free Show)
Thu, July 25th – Las Vegas, NV – The Cosmopolitan
Fri, August 2nd – Chicago, IL – Lollapalooza

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New Music: Theophilus London – “Rio”

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Theophilus London has been holed up in studios from Paris to Berlin to Brooklyn working on music for his still untitled new album, due this fall.  The first taste of the vibe and direction Theophilus is taking for the album can be heard on “Rio,” which was produced by Thomas Brenneck and the Menahan Street Band. The track was exclusively premiered with The Fader and will be available for purchase at iTunes and all DSP’s on Tuesday, April 16th.

Theophilus has a lot of love for “Rio.” “I  went to Rio in 2010 to play a festival alongside Erykah Badu and Femi Kuti and it was incredible,” explains TL. “I was only supposed to be down there for a  couple days, but wound up staying in Rio for two weeks. The trip gave me  so much energy and I met so many amazing people that it inspired me to  make a song in Rio’s honor.”

Theophilus will be performing “Rio” on the main stage at Coachella Saturday April 13th and April 20th. He’s also confirmed for Lollapalooza this summer.

Listen: Theophilus London ft. The Menahan Street Band – “Rio”

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RAC – Chapter One

RAC put out a new album. It includes some of their best remixes over the past two years! Check it out! My faves are their remixes of Phantogram’s “When I’m Small”, The Temper Trap’s “Sweet Disposition” and Theophilus London’s “Why Even Try”.

Listen/download: RAC – Chapter One

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Mixtape: Theophilus London – Rose Island Vol. I

Download the new mixtape Rose Island Vol. I from Theophilus London

Theophilus London is no stranger to the mix tape. After a busy couple years of putting out official releases – Lovers Holiday EP in Feb 2011, Timez Are Weird These Days in July 2011 and Timez Are Weird These Nights in April of this year – TL returns to the internets with his highly anticipated mixtape Rose Island Vol. 1, the follow up to 2010’s I Want You mixtape. Your soundtrack to summer has arrived.

Download: Theophilus London – Rose Island Vol. 1

Theophilus recorded most of Rose Island during Christmas in his NYC studio. In typical TL fashion, there’s something for everyone on Rose Island Vol. 1 which is filled with hip hop bangers, electronic club tracks, sing along anthems and, of course, a couple slow jams. Rose Island is an imaginary place in TL’s head where he goes when he needs to escape reality and time. Some of the mix tape highlights include A$AP Rocky, Big Boi, upcoming Producer Lunice, and many more. He also Covers Pharrell Willams “Take it off’ and reworks Wang Chung’s classic “Dance Hall Days.”

Always striving for the full experience, Theophilus has linked with luxury shoe company on the rise Del Toro to design the official Rose Island Slippers. Now fans can listen in the comfort of a custom TL slipper, the same slippers he rocked while creating Rose Island Vol 1. The Rose Island Slipper are limited in quantity and available for pre-order now at http://lvrs.tl/velvetrose.html

Theophilus London is currently out touring the world and has already begun work on the follow to Timez Are Weird These Days as well as his Rose Island Vol. 2 mix tape.

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Theophilus London Remixes and New Video

Check out the new video from Theophilus London, “All Around The World.”

Rolling Stone has the exclusive full album premiere of Theophilus London‘s new remix album Timez Are Werid These Nights. Over the last couple weeks, Theophilus has been leaking tracks from the album on its own dedicated tumblr page. He’s enlisted the help of some of the best DJ’s in the game to help breath new life into his debut album Timez Are Weird These Days.

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Timez Are Weird These Nights Official Track Listing:

  1. Last Name London (Brodinski Remix)
  2. Love Is Real (Fred Falke Remix)
  3. Wine And Chocolates (Linus Loves Remix)
  4. All Around The World (Silascopathic Remix)
  5. Why Even Try (Bloody Beetroots Remix)
  6. Stop It (Crookers Remix)
  7. Girls Money (Disco Pusher Remix)  
  8. One Last Time (Sahy Uhns Remix) 
  9. Lighthouse (Jeffrey Jerusalem Remix)
  10. I Stand Alone (Skream Remix)

Stream/download: Theophilus London – “Love Is Real” (Fred Falke Remix)

Stream/download: Theophilus London – “Last Name London” (Brodinksi Remix)

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New Video: Theophilus London – “I Stand Alone”

Theophilus remains a busy man. He’s currently on the road with Big Boi in Australia. When he gets back, he’ll be performing and DJ’ing all over NYC’s Fashion Week and at Austin City Limits, then heads off for a short tour of South Africa and a few dates in France, including a week long “album of the week” engagement with Canal +. In October, he tours the US with Friendly Fires.

 On September 13th on The CW, Theophilus London will be perform “I Stand Alone” on the season premiere of 90210. He’ll be featured in the October issue of GQ and the November issue of Vogue. Theophilus is representing his hometown on the cover of the Fall issue of Brooklyn Magazine and will also appear on the cover of the next issue of reputable hip-hop lifestyle magazine Wax Poetics.

 Back on August 20th in Austin, Theophilus London kicked off Dell and Intel’s Special Engagements, a new global concert series on Noisey.com. This once in a life time show was beamed to fans live around the world. Leading up to the event fans took to Facebook and Twitter to call the shots, including voting on a never-before-released remix Theophilus would premiere during his set. The winner was “I Stand Alone (Gigamesh Sunlight Remix).” To watch the Director’s Cut of Special Engagements with Theophilus London go to: http://www.Noisey.com/SpecialEngagements

 Upcoming Tour Dates:

09/12 – Boston, MA @ House Of Blues (w/Lupe Fiasco)

09/16 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits (12:3pm set time)

09/16 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s Outside w/Twin Shadow (Official ACL Afterparty)

09/21 – Johannesburg, RSA @ Alex Theatre

09/24 – Johannesburg, RSA @ The Gearbox

09/30 – Marseille, FRA @ Festival Marsatac

10/03 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club (Headlining)

* = w/Friendly Fires

10/07 – Atlanta, GA @ The Loft *

10/08 – Orlando, FL @ The Social *

10/11 – Austin, TX @ La Zona Rosa *

10/12 – Dallas, TX @ Granada Theatre *

10/14 – Tempe, AZ @ The Clubhouse *

10/15 – Los Angeles, CA @ Club Nokia *

10/17 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge (Headlining)

10/18 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom *

10/19 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune *

10/20 – San Francisco, CA @ Rickashaw Shop (Popscene)

10/21 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge (Headlining)

10/22 – Chicago, IL @ Metro *

10/23 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre *

10/25 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer *

10/26 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5 *

10/27 – Boston, MA @ Paradise *

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