Darius Shares Oasis Album Feat. Benny Sings, Kadhja Bonet, Lo Village & More

April 28, 2022

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RECENT PRAISE FOR DARIUS

“a hypnotic electro-soul ballad that transcends”
Cool Hunting

“the bass-booming production is fantastically met with an electro-piano melody…otherworldy”
Lyrical Lemonade

“sensual vocals over an electronic and R&B fused beat” 
Billboard

“an illuminating slice of dancefloor fare”
Wordplay Magazine

“drenched in house/disco/funk goodness”
Acid Stag

“delicious cosmic funk”
XLR8R

French producer & artist, Darius, today shares his new album, Oasis via Roche Musique (FKJ, Cezaire). Darius is currently on his worldwide tour with upcoming dates in NYC, LA, and more – all dates below. Listen to eclectic & gorgeous blend of R&B, soul, and dance on Oasis featuring Benny Sings, Lo Village, Kadhja Bonet, Amaria and more, HERE.

Of the release, Darius says, “Music is nowadays for humanity a place of escape, a pleasant moment of self abandonment. It is interesting to see that for some people it is almost a vital element, as important as water, sun, love. The term ‘OASIS’ sums up what music is all about. It allows us to cut ourselves off from everything else and sometimes gives us the strength we need in difficult times. My driving force [has always been to] create music and videos as moments of escape that accompany and help people’s daily lives. The circle of colours [in the art] illustrates all the musical atmospheres that could reflect each person’s mood.”

Inspired by the mid-tempo, filtered French Touch-era of Daft Punk, Cassius, Stardust, and others, and taking additional cues from funk, disco, and R&B, Darius’ OASISdoesn’t rely on samples. Instead, he builds his interpretation of dance around cerebral landscapes, full of symbolism and arrangements that move with a dreamlike logic. Inspired by his journeys across the globe, OASIS offers new horizons and explores faraway sounds. It’s full of a cosmic, star-filled romanticism and colorful moments to disappear into. 

Growing up, Darius‘ mother would constantly play music around the house: including George Michael, George Benson, Sade, CeCe Penniston, Robin S, Kool & The Gang, Fat Larry’s Band, Daft Punk… to name just a few. This instilled a need to expand upon and nourish those voiced, those worlds. Darius looks inwards and towards trusted collaborators to create these gorgeous utopias in which to escape. As a multidisciplinary creative – producer, photographer and visual artist – he’s able to connect the sonic journey with the aspects of his art we can frame on our walls or watch on our screens in this tangible world. 

A longtime fixture of influential French label Roche Musique (FKJ, Wayne Snow, Cezaire) since making his debut in 2012, Darius has amassed tens of millions of streams and garnered recent praise from Billboard, Complex, Clash, Hypebeast, Fader, and more. Catch him live at an upcoming US date & stay tuned for more music and news soon.

Oasis by Darius is out now, listen here.

TRACKLIST:
1. FEELINGS
2. EQUILLIBRIUM (with Wayne Snow)
3. NOTHING TO ME (ft. Kadhja Bonet)
4. MATERIAL GIRL (ft. Lo Village)
5. EASE YOUR MIND (ft. Devin Tracy)
6. WINTER SADNESS
7. RISE (ft. Benny Sings)
8. GRAND LARGE
9. FEELS RIGHT (ft. Duñe)
10. CHERIE (ft. Darianna Everett)
11. FADED (ft. Amaria)
12. SUNDAY
13. CAN’T LET GO (ft. Flwr Chyld)
14. IMAGINATION

DARIUS ON TOUR 2022
April 28 – Havana – Monterrey, MX
April 29 – Tabaqueros Tabaqueros – Mexico City, MX
April 30 – Echoes Festival – Guadalajara, MX
May 4 – Fortune Sound Club – Vancouver, BC
May 5 – 1015 Folsom – San Francisco, CA
May 6 – Beach House – San Diego, CA
May 7 – Orlove Boat Party – Los Angeles, CA
May 11 – The Parish –  Austin, TX
May 12 – Marble Bar – Detroit, MI
May 13 – Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL
May 14 – Velvet Underground – Toronto, CAN
May 20 – Disco Warehouse – Washington, DC
May 21 – Elsewhere Hall – Brooklyn, NY
May 22 – TBD – Montreal, QC
June 15 – Gate Lyrique – Paris, FR

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