Press contact: michelle (at) teamclermont (dot) com
Release date: February 14, 2013
Label: No Shame
In the state of multiplicity, we will find Loveskills. This one-man industry of music, Richard Spitzer, discovers himself through the craft of songwriting and producing textures of therapeutic synth, low frequency bass, and a balance of melodic heart speak. While new love kills the desire to surrender, ambitious heartbreak sets the stage. Loveskills comes in waves, different perspectives from the same vantage point in the heart of the city.
Ambient R&B and post-dubstep have been some of the terms people are using to describe the newsest project of this NYC-born producer. A musical visionary and creator of several EDM and indietronica acts in Brooklyn over the last few years, Spitzer has released music as Nite Club (CMJ top 20 Electronic), Vinyl Life, and Little Star Dweller with his release on Pictureplane‘s most recent remix album. With the live addition of thuggish eloquence from Harlem raised rapper Alex Falk and drummer Steve Bryant, Loveskills dances between sensuality and meticulous synth-scapes layered with shoegazed vocals that sound like angels dancing in your ears. If Drake and Tangerine Dream had a blissed out romantic escapade – it would sound like this.
Born into an Orthodox Jewish / Cuban family, music was a natural part of daily life for young Spitzer, either at salsa parties or introspective prayer at the ultra-Orthodox Hebrew Temple. Diversity in music was Spitzer’s calling since he was little. Spitzer started performing at rave events at 16 years old. He blossomed as a keyboard player with prog-rock, punk and live drum n’ bass groups, using modern classical composition as his backdrop.
He then pursued a music education at SUNY where he was a composition classmate with Phillip Glass, electronic artist Dan Deacon and singer Regina Spektor. Ever since, he’s been relentlessly honing his skills at production and has found time to perform across the US, Europe and Japan along side artists like The Rapture, The Roots, Jamie Lidell, Drop The Lime, Drake, Teengirl Fantasy, Brazilian Girls, and many more.
- Indie Dance