Back in August we shared with you the new single from DJDS titled 'You Don't Have To Be Alone' that saw the production duo of Sam Griesemer and Jerome Potter take their sound in a new and exciting direction. Their new album, Stand Up And Speak, will follow up their 2014 debut with a completely different motif portrayed by their music. Whereas their debut focused on hypnotic loneliness, their forthcoming album will be centered on the ideas of community and empowerment that represents a distinctly Californian vibe.
The new material from DJDS will also feature a selection of hand picked artists that they chose to work with. Scouring internet sites like Craigslist ads and even putting up paper flyers around town to find musicians that fit the part, they controlled every part of the creative vision for Stand Up And Speak. The singer on the title track, for example, works as a doorman at a downtown hotel, and live drums were recorded in the living room of a Filipinotown mansion. This is truly an exciting time for DJDS and fans can expect a fresh take on dance music. LA critic Jeff Weiss added “DJDS capture that original feeling of trying to find warmth in what was an empty warehouse.” Listen to the title track below and check out their upcoming tour dates.
Stand Up And Speak will be released on January 28th via Loma Vista/Body High.
Stand Up And Speak Tracklist:
1. One Good Thing (Opening)
2. You Don't Have To Be Alone
3. In The Flames
4. Tell Me Why
5. Something To Believe In
6. No Guarantees
7. Stand Up And Speak
8. Darling Cheryl
9. I Don't Love You
10. Found (Closing)
DJDS Tour Dates:
11/5/15 – Chicago, IL - The Mid
11/6/15 Toronto, ON - The Garrison
11/7/15 Montreal, QC - Le Belmont
11/10/15 Vancouver, BC - Fortune Sound Club
11/14/15 Los Angeles, CA – Echoplex
12/10/15 New York, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
12/11/15 Philadelphia, PA - The Dolphin