Brooklyn-based up and comer Conrad Clifton brings forward an interesting and infectious take on contemporary electronic music. The multi-talented beat-enthusiast spent his early career trawling through the show-business world working as an actor – he’s done stage plays, films, documentaries and even TV commercials. Music has always been his true love however, as he sits on a rich and long-running relationship with music – singing, rapping and playing piano at a very young age. His production was soon picked up by some big names and later went on to work with artists like Missy Elliot, Rick Ross, Big Sean, Yelawolf, Asher Roth, Chilli (of TLC) among others.
Taking his talent to New York City has allowed him to showcase his sound in front of an audience, and seemed to be a natural progression for the young hopeful. His ecstatic DJ sets are said to be a brilliant balance between nostalgic R&B echos and contemporary bass styles, drawing inspirations from the inner city lifestyle and pushing it back out through the New York DJ circuits. Whilst maintaining this structure he pushes his abstract ethos, challenging the confines of modern dance music.
His latest release ”Picture in Picture“ sees Conrad highlighting his abstract and alternative ideologies. In this full length we see him drawing from a range of contemporary influences, from hip-hop and trap to bass and garage. He also uses Rap Beats. If we had to put it on paper, similarities can be seen in artists like Hudson Mohawke, Tokimonsta, Machinedrum, XXYYXX, and Ta-Ku.. but who uses paper these days anyway?