While 2017 left many of us speechless, Christopher Glover of Penguin Prison is speaking louder than ever. His forthcoming EP ,Turn It Up—from which we’ve already heard the titular lead single and its remixes—works with heavier messages than some of his previous work.
As with his last album, much of Glover’s new work remains an enormously doting love letter to the city of New York, where he was born, raised and drenched in eclectic cultural influences. When it comes to live performances in 2018, Glover will continue to push his shows’ boundaries. “I am trying to bridge the gap between the DJ world and the live band world,” he says. This is because, unlike many other electronic artists, Glover can perform either alone or with others.
Mating Ritual is the solo musical project of LA’s Ryan Marshall Lawhon of Pacific Air/KOKO fame. Lawhon has been working heavily with other LA songwriters and artists, including ascending pop singer Lizzy Land, on Mating Ritual’s forthcoming sophomore album, Light Myself On Fire.