Active Child – Rapor EP [FULL STREAM]

After releasing his critically acclaimed debut album ‘You Are All I See’ , Pat Gross better known as Active Child catapulted himself as one of the most exciting acts of late 2011 and beyond. This October will mark another milestone for the Los Angeles native exposing his musical maturity with the release of Rapor recorded in his home studio sharing the same name. Serving as a “culmination of Grossi’s heartfelt journey around the world in support” of his latest album, the sounds contained in six-song EP accentuate his already aggressive 1980s synth-pop tendencies yet remain enthralled by his acute production and experimental layering for modern consumption.

“The house is made up almost entirely of glass, designed by the architects Buff and Hensman as their personal refuge from the chaos of LA. Inside the studio you can feel the sun pouring through the skylights and the mountains wrapping around on all sides. They named it Rapor, Ra meaning sun and Por meaning house. Sometimes i would spend weeks alone at home writing without leaving or having visitors. It was during those periods that i realized how important that space was to me creatively. I relied on that solitude.” – Active Child

Active Child’s ability to cohesively introduce new experiences with a backdrop of distinctly familiar sounds leaves us wanting to explore the very world he created. Delicate tracks like “Calling In The Name of Love” evoke nostalgia by revisiting similar sounds of the 80’s and if the Breakfast Club had a risque love scene, this would undoubtedly be its soundtrack. The EP also features impressive collaborations with vocalist Mikky Ekko and our beloved Ellie Goulding whose appearance in the track ‘Silhouette’ borders into the angelic.

Set for release on October 22nd via Vagrant Records, Rapor EP is a journey you will want to take and will soon be thanking Active Child for taking you with him. You can stream the entire EP below.

’Active Child – She Cut Me’
’Active Child – Subtle (Feat. Mikky Ekko)’
’Active Child – Feeling is Gone’
’Active Child – Silhouette (Feat. Ellie Goulding)’
’Active Child – Calling In The Name of Love’
’Active Child – Evening Ceremony’
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[Electro] Active Child – Subtle (Feat. Mikky Ekko)

Active Child
Subtle (Feat. Mikky Ekko)

“Subtle” is just about the last adjective I’d use to describe this funky new single from Active Child. Joined by gifted crooner and frequent TMN favorite, Mikky Ekko, this tune is a deep departure from the dense, forlorn soundscapes we’ve grown accustomed to from Pat Grossi on prevous singles like “Hanging On” and “She Cut Me.” Plucking synths and crashing percussion set the stage for this high-flying number, which incorporates a decidedly 80’s retro-future inspired sound. Ekko does his best Michael Jackson impression, bringing to the table a confident and punctuating delivery that serves as a sharp contrast to Grossi’s own vocal efforts. “Subtle” serves as a signal for us that his upcoming Rapor EP isn’t just business as usual for the talented young producer, making us even more exicted to see what he has in store for October 22nd.

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[NEW] Active Child – Evening Ceremony

Active Child
Evening Ceremony

After remaining relatively quiet since his debut LP, 2011’sYou Are All I See, Active Child is back with a new song titled “Evening Ceremony”. The track, full of divinely lush harp and his stunningly delicate vocals, is so wonderfully and beautifully sad. Like most of his material, the track makes your heart ache, but in the most healthy of ways. Check it out.

“Evening Ceremony” is off The Host: Choose To Listen soundtrack, which also features tracks from other TMN faves Ellie Goulding and Imagine Dragons.

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Lana Del Rey – Ride (Active Child Remix)

It’s been awhile since we last heard from electronic music’s choir-pop genius Active Child, so when we got wind of this Lana Del Rey “Ride” remix, we were pretty eager to hit play. It keeps the original’s dark, dramatic flair, but there are some additional elements that give it an extra spark. Check it out for yourself below:

’Lana Del Rey – Ride (Active Child Remix)’
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