NYC-based creative – aldrch - has just announced his signing to Epitaph Records. The multi-talented producer, singer, and songwriter possesses “a knack for eclectic production and genre-melding stylistics… quickly making a name for himself in hyperpop's next wave,” claims Ones To Watch.
His label debut, “prone2leave” drops today in collaboration with artist Voda Fuji. Together, they created a dynamic mashup of hyper-pop, hip-hop & cloud rap led by a silky-smooth guitar riff accented by Fuji’s effortlessly cool vocal flow. Produced by aldrch himself, the track is imbued in bubbling synths and an upbeat pop melody. On the duality of the song aldrch explains, “I love the hip-hop-meets-hyperpop flair on this one. It shows that we don’t just do one thing - we want to do everything. First release on Epitaph down, many more to come.”
aldrch (born Sam Richman) operates in many worlds, and in none at the same time. Instead, he creates his own – a space in which he is free to “[marry] genres that otherwise wouldn’t be combined, toeing the line of what makes sense and what doesn’t.” In doing so, aldrch takes a more expansive approach than most, embracing interpolation, rejecting labels, and welcoming a diverse range of collaborators (including artists like Aldn, Midwxst, Ryan Leahan, Shotgun Willy, and labelmates poptropicaslutz!).
Infusing tracks with his own vocals, his recent releases have demonstrated his talent for producing beats with layered instrumentation, often accentuated by his unrestricted use of distortion and glitch-adjacent aesthetics – all from his bedroom. His music is already making waves at DSP’s with more than 175,000 monthly listeners across platforms, all while making a splash on editorial playlists such as Spotify’s New Music Friday, Fresh Finds and Anti-Pop (among others).