Chrome Sparks is the solo project of Jeremy Malvin, a Brooklyn transplant from Pittsburgh by way of Ann Arbor. In 2014, Malvin signed to Sydney based tastemaker label Future Classic. Under Future Classic, he has released 3 EP’s including the current Parallelism, which was released on November 13, 2015. It’s garnered support from the likes of Triple J, Annie Mac, Phil Taggart and Anna Lunoe.
Inspired by a background in classical percussion and an obsession with synthesizers, Malvin creates dazed, melodic beat-centric tunes that loosely hang between down-tempo head nodders and up-tempo club bangers. FADER has described his music as ‘form-shifting beats [that] seem to resonate with spaced-out chillers and hyperactive party kids alike’.
Malvin released the slow burning, bass heavy single “Marijuana” on a Bandcamp compilation highlighting music from he and his friends in Ann Arbor. It quickly rocketed to #1 on Hype Machine and has since become an internet-stoner anthem. It has subsequently been rereleased by Future Classic and Kitsuné.
His latest release, Parallelism, was made using sounds from three vintage analog synthesizers, vocal samples from friends, field recordings taken in Machu Picchu, and a tambourine. At the end of 2016, Chrome Sparks has signed to Ninja Tune where he will be releasing his debut LP.
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