Atlanta based singer-songwriter and bedroom pop / rnb producer, Juto has released a new song, “Summa” via the LA-based label, Nice Life. “Summa” is the first offering from the upcoming Nice Life SUMMER ‘18 Playlist which will be released later this June, and the first new track from Juto since his EP, Text Talk was released this past February featuring the single “BTW” which was recently included in Apple Music’s playlist The Plug. Juto launched his career on Soundcloud in 2015, releasing airy and hypnotic tracks that incorporate a range of styles from the worlds of alternative pop, jazz and funk. He produces all the music on his iPhone using GarageBand and records the vocals in his car; a surprisingly efficient DIY alternative to the standard vocal isolation booth. Listen to Juto’s new single “Summa” below and stay tuned for more on the Nice Life SUMMER ‘18 Playlist in the coming weeks.
Unlike many other compilation tapes, label founder and mega producer Ricky Reed has brought together a cast of unlikely characters to fill out an impressive stream of exclusive music from artists. The playlist is the label’s second in a series to continue rolling out in 2018.
Nice Life is a community of like-minded artists, producers, songwriters and musicians founded by artist and producer Ricky Reed in 2016. Housed in Reed’s Echo Park studio dubbed “Elysian Park”, Nice Life shines a spotlight on unique and subversive voices in today’s cultural conversation. Nice Life, partnered with Atlantic Records, has signed and developed the powerhouse and soon-to-be household name Lizzo, as well as up-and-coming producer/artist Imad Royal. Nice Life also teamed up with Big Deal Music and Dave Sitek’s Federal Prism label to release music from Fat Tony and Pussy Riot.
While aiming to stoke a worldwide conversation, Nice Life remains dedicated to its role as a local business on L.A.’s East side and gives attention to both local artists and members of the greater community of friends surrounding Reed’s work as a producer and songwriter. Their playlists contain tracks from a variety of different perspectives and backgrounds, from burgeoning artists like Juto and Ogechi to F L A C O and King Garbage, all of these songs have the heart that embodies Nice Life’s ethos. Left, immediate, and to an extent, revolutionary.