It's hard to find words to describe Jai Wolf's grand and glowing Kindred Spirits EP, so we'll let the New York City-based producer take it from here.
"The idea of Kindred Spirits came to me about a year ago," he says. "I have a really good relationship with my fans on Twitter, and I noticed that two of them had befriended each other because they wore the same piece of Jai Wolf merch to one of my shows. This sort of chance meeting really fascinated me - how two people were brought together because of music. My EP is a tribute to that concept. Each song represents a different type of connection: connections between people, places, and memories."
From start to finish, the six-track EP shines like a warm star and slowly expands to fill all the cold space of the universe in your heart. It's cinematic like synth-heavy '80s soundtracks, so Jai Wolf approached the upcoming live performance of its majesty with Kubrick-ian regard.
"Because the songs are dreamlike and grand, I wanted the tour to have the same feeling," he says. "I had this idea of having myself inside of an orb, much like the two characters on the cover of my EP. We got around 10 variations of the idea from a production company until we settled on this really futuristic looking one where my entire body is exposed inside the orb. The show is essentially a visual journey that accompanies not just my EP, but my remixes and personal edits. It's a really surreal experience that I'm ecstatic to show the world."
Super dope, sign me up. Check out Kindred Spirits, out of Mom + Pop Nov. 18 via Jai Wolf's website or iTunes, in full below, as well as where you can catch Jai Wolf on the road.
TOUR DATESFri. Nov. 18 - Seattle, WA @ The Showbox (SOLD OUT)Sat. Nov. 19 - Portland, OR @ Wonder BallroomWed. Nov. 23 - Oakland, CA @ Fox TheaterFri. Nov. 25 - Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory (SOLD OUT)
Fri. Nov. 25 - Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory (Late Show)Sat. Nov. 26 - Los Angeles, CA @ The NovoSun. Nov. 27 - San Diego, CA @ The Observatory North ParkWed. Nov. 30 - Austin, TX @ Vulcan Gas CompanyThu. Dec. 1 - Dallas, TX @ Trees Fri. Dec. 2 - Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall (Inside Downstairs)Sat. Dec. 3 - New Orleans, LA @ Republic New OrleansSun. Dec. 4 - Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West (Early Show)
Sun. Dec. 4 - Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West (SOLD OUT)Wed. Dec. 7 - Boston, MA @ ParadiseThu. Dec. 8 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 ClubFri. Dec. 9 - Philadelphia, PA @ Union TransferSat. Dec. 10 - New York, NY @ Terminal 5