Things have been steadily shining bright for rising indie R&B duo, Jupiter Project. But now the boys from down-under are ready to make an international statement with the release of their eagerly anticipated debut EP. Intriguingly titled Zeus, the pair match their soulful vocals with a brave, genre defying palette of production compiled and composed by the duo.
The 11-track-deep EP also samples production work by the likes of Hudson Mohawke and Jamie XX, amongst others, and their unique blend of lo-fi R&B vocals and diverse instrumentation has drawn comparison to a range of international artists, from Phoenix to Drake.
Gavin Correia and Marty Rich; otherwise known as Jupiter Project, aren’t new to the scene in their native New Zealand, where they have played major international festivals such as Rhythm and Vines and also shared stages with the likes of Flume and Will.I.Am. The duo are also known as one of New Zealand’s most prolific song-writers and have recently penned a number of top 10 hits back home.
Their first single off Zeus, Peer Pressure, brings forth a subtle french nu-disco influence, complimented by smooth vocals and intellectually subtle wordplay. After listening to the record, it becomes clear why culture icons like Adidas, Hypebeast and Grammy.com have come on board to support the duo. For Jupiter Project, this is only the beginning…the best is yet to come.