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Ground Control Touring Welcomes George Clanton

Ground Control Touring Welcomes George Clanton

Posted 10/02/2018

Ground Control Touring is excited to announce the addition of George Clanton to our artist roster!

George Clanton first became a known in 2011 as an early leader in the sample-based subgenre “Vaporwave” under the anonymous moniker “ESPRIT 空想”. His 2014 release Virtua.zip is considered by many to be the first vaporwave album composed wholly of original compositions. In 2015, Clanton temporarily dropped the monikers and released an album of vocal-driven pop songs. This record, 100% Electronica was named one of top 10 albums of 2015 by Gorilla Vs Bear. In 2016, Clanton was invited to open for Sophie and Charli XCX at Gorilla Vs Bear’s 2016 SXSW showcase, which Yahoo Music called “the best thing we saw at SXSW all week.”

Following that performance George Clanton formed a record label with Negative Gemini, also called “100% Electronica.” They have been touring and releasing new music from other notable internet niche artists ever since. One of the most notable releases was Clanton’s own remix album 200% Electronica, which sold all 1000 copies within a month of its release in November 2017. Keeping productive with his own music and managing his escalating label through a successful and inventive path, George Clanton returns with his sophomore album, Slide, a divergence from the quintessential lo-fi he found himself and into more nuanced combinations of sound, a self-proclaimed “best album I ever made” release. Clanton is an ecstatic performer and will tour in support of Slide throughout 2019.

Stay up to date with upcoming live dates and news on his artist page.

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