lophiile has shared his new single “No Bus,” for the track he teamed up with soulful pop singer Amber Mark and UK artist Col3trane. The track follows the video for “My Side” from his latest EP, To Forgive, which was released earlier this year via No Tricks/Blue Note Records.
“No Bus” arrives ahead of lophiile’s headlining North American tour. The Drip Tour will kick off November 7th in Seattle, with stops in Los Angeles and Chicago, before concluding November 23rd in Brooklyn. He’s also set to perform at Tyler, The Creator’s Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival as a member of contemporary R&B trio Radiant Children, who released their debut EP TRYIN’ in 2018.
lophiile AKA: Tyler Acord made a name for himself as a go-to producer for breaking artists. Now, he’s showing fans a fuller portrait of his diverse musical vision with a debut EP on Blue Note Records. Titled To Forgive, it’s a forward-thinking, open-minded portrait of contemporary jazz.
Born into a deeply musical family–his mother was a gospel singer and his father was a trumpet player and sound engineer–Acord had early introductions to Motown and soul, from classics like Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye to contemporary artists like Jill Scott and India Arie. He fell in love with hip-hop as a teenager, studied jazz in college, and spent three years touring with his twin brother’s hardcore band, Issues, as their drummer/keyboardist and traveling DJ. But his dream was always to make his own music. In 2015, he returned to Los Angeles and wrote and produced for some of indie and electronic music’s most promising artists: GoldLink, H.E.R., Gallant, Ray Blk, Moss Kena, Nick Grant, Freddie Gibbs, Skrillex and Zedd. It was through these sessions that he met Marco Bernardis and Fabienne Holloway, two London musicians who shared his vision for jazz as the ultimate musical hybrid. Together, they formed Radiant Children, a contemporary R&B band that uses slick electronics, imaginative samples, and live instrumentation to breath new life into funk and soul.
11/7 – Seattle, WA @ Barboza
11/8 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Moroccan Lounge
11/9 – San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
11/9 – 11/10 – Los Angeles, CA @ Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival*
11/21 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas Tavern
11/22 – Toronto, ON @ The Drake Underground
11/23 – Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right
* = w/ Radiant Children