Ravenscoon is on fire in 2023. He just announced his Periphery tour for the rest of the year, featuring support from the likes of Skeler, Smith., Super Future, as well […]
Ravenscoon is on fire in 2023. He just announced his Periphery tour for the rest of the year, featuring support from the likes of Skeler, Smith., Super Future, as well as HIHF guest mix contributors Slang Dogs, Meduso, Green Matter, Gardella, Illanthropy, and w/out. That’s only about half the tour support…it’s going to be insane and you can cop your tickets here.
Today, Ravenscoon returns with the first piece of his debut album, Periphery. The LP will be released in four parts throughout the coming months. The first piece of the puzzle, “BODY,” features five new originals from the rapidly leveling-up rising star. It also features a treasure trove of features from names like Sully and SEEKA, as well as impressive vocal performances from Killa P, Al Kapone, and AshEl Seasunz.
We also absolutely love that Ravenscoon took the time to show love to ‘behind the scenes’ contributors to “BODY” and the Periphery LP. He claimed that these people should be anything but ‘behind the scenes’ and shined the spotlight on the collaborators, audio engineers, and creative designers. Check out that post in full on his social media here.
Following the release of his collaboration with Trivecta and Jessy Covets, “Let Go,” It’s going to be a good time to be a Ravensccon fan, with already six new tracks from him this month and countless more to come. Here’s what Ravenscoon had to say about “BODY” and the Periphery LP as a whole:
“Periphery is my reflection on what it means to be, what it means to be alive, the experience of being separated from your human body and sent all the way to the edge of perception & back again. I’ve included some dance-floor bangers, but I’ve also spent at least half of the album exploring long, luscious, melodic bass. I wanted to create songs that make you think.
BODY is the exploration of music that makes your whole physical being want to MOVE and dance – songs you can feel in your chest, that vibrate your eyeballs and make your face melt.
BODY is a statement – Periphery is HERE, it assails your senses and encompasses you wholly. I started the album like I start my sets, with massive energy before winding down a psychedelic tunnel into the depths of your mind.
GO! is a perfect embodiment of this, it unfurls quietly into the intro, and from there the energy doesn’t stop until the very end, massive throwback drumstep energy complimented by engaging vocals from Killa P & Al Kapone.” – Ravensoon
“Boundary” is an enthralling, romantic, and entrancing introduction to the Ravenscoon’s full-length debut. Following that is “Breathe,” in collaboration with Seeka. With creepy, waning synths, and filthy halftime beats, this makes for an absolute gem this early in the album. The two collaborating artists really knocked this tune out of the park!
Next up, is “Go!” featuring Killa P and Al Kapone. With an infectious hip-hop hook that brings the buildup to another level, this one is a certified dubstep WEAPON!
Then we’ve got “Wild,” Ravenscoon’s collab with labelmate, and Wakaan mainstay, Sully. We had the chance to chat with Sully earlier in the year, when Sully, Ravenscoon, Tripp St, Chef Boyarbeatz, and Drunkurwater all opened for Liquid Stranger at the popular D.C. venue and club, Echostage. “Wild” is the perfect collision course from these two budding artists. It’s got tastes of both Ravenscoon and Sully’s production styles and is sure to be a festival favorite throughout the rest of 2023.
Closing out the project is “Melt”. Ashel Seasunz’ rhymes act as a great guide for Ravenscoon’s wobbly beats. This breaks down into a segment that is absolutely BRUTAL. Some seriously sick bars from Seasunz on top of diabolical beats from Ravenscoon.
What was your favorite track off of “BODY?” Let us know down below in the comments and on our socials! Also, if you haven’t checked out our Ravenscoon HIHF guest mix from 2020 – you can check that out here, it still slaps!