Dance back to the sounds of the underground this summer with house music visionaries Bad Boy Bill and Richard Vission on their first-ever “Back to Vinyl Tour,” hitting over 20 North American cities.
The first-of-its kind tour, which kicked off July 8 in Cincinnati, breaks down the digital boundaries that have become so characteristic of the modern electronic music landscape and goes back to house music’s roots. The house music dream team joins forces to press pause on all sync buttons and instead is playing their entire set on vinyl. What makes this unique is they have pressed up a collection of brand new vinyl to include new music as well as their original tracks and a few classics to pay homage to the vintage art form.
To support the tour, Vission and Bad Boy Bill have collaborated on a new single titled “Everybody Jumpin’” that will be released on Vission’s label Solmatic. The duo remodeled an old disco record – creating a perfect blend of old and new. The peak-hour dancefloor groover features vocals by the Jackie Boyz and has a funky disco-laden bassline to create a vibe for the upcoming revolutionary tour.
Bad Boy Bill is no stranger to pioneering the musical forefront. Deemed one of the ambassadors of Chicago House Music as well as one of the earlier touring DJs that helped spark America’s fascination with electronic music, the industry innovator has always stayed at the forefront of the scene. After foreseeing the industry’s shift to digital media and co-founding Beatport.com, Bill has consistently shaped the industry both behind the decks and in the business. In addition to working countless hours in the studio perfecting releases for his legendary self-founded labels Moody Recordings and International House Records, Bill’s unique style of mixing and scratching can be heard in his iconic “Behind the Decks Radio Show,” a monthly podcast that gives you the feel of a live Bad Boy Bill DJ set.
Richard Vission is a Grammy-nominated DJ/producer/remixer with over 40 #1 Billboard dance chart remixes. His list of who’s who remix clients include Major Lazer, Lady Gaga, Black Eyed Peas, Alessia Cara, Jesse Glynne, Trey Songs and Steve Aoki just to name a few. His own label, Solmatic Records, has been home for singles from dance music heavyweights including Avicii, Luciana, Static Revenger and has sold over 2 million mix compilations. Vission also hosts the longest running weekly EDM mixshow in the US, “Powertools,” which hosts superstars including Claude Vonstroke, Laidback Luke, Oliver Dollar, Chris Lake and Tiesto.
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