Inside the walls of his Los Angeles studio, RL Grime assembled the 7th volume of his Halloween Mixtape. A product of that was ‘Arcus,’ a collab with the producer backed by Baauer, Diplo, and Skrillex, Graves. Besides the track’s affixed game-changing status, we now know it’s the debut release of RL’s new label and anthem factory, Sable Valley. Equally important, today’s release exposes what the label is all about and how it changes the game.
Certainly, changing the game through artistry is a dominant theme in the legacy of Henry Steinway. From fusing RL Stine and Hannibal Burress with his mixtapes to releasing his debut ‘Void’ independently, he maintained his eclecticism. Likewise, in his ‘Nova,’ album release interview with Diplo, he expressed an affinity for creativity. However, nothing creates a clearer expectation of what’s to come from the trap legend than when he said this:
“My Halloween mixes have always been an outlet for me to curate and showcase new music, but the natural next step for me was to start a label. My whole life I’ve been obsessed with the process of searching for and finding what’s next, and this is a way for me to use my platform to highlight the emerging talent that I believe in.”
Similarly, the lifelong obsession described therein provides context for Sable Valley’s purpose – “The time for a solution is now.” Anyone confounded by the Sable Valley Orientation video would agree that context was sorely needed.
— SABLE VALLEY (@sable_valley) February 3, 2019
Overall this is exciting stuff coming from RL Grime’s camp. The Graves collab drops today with more coming from Sable Valley. Also, if Vice‘s article is any indication, producers better freshen up those Soundcloud pages now! Along with that, both he and Graves are currently touring. Check those upcoming dates and look out for RL’s Reddit AMA date announcement too.
Graves Tour Dates:
Fri 2.8 – Vancouver, BC @ Celebrities Nightclub
Sat 2.9 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo
Thu 2.14 – Atlanta, GA @ Aisle 5
Fri 2.15 – Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall
Sat 2.16 – Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right
Fri 2.22 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas
Sat 2.23 – San Diego, CA @ Omnia
Thu 3.7 – Houston, TX @ Spire
Fri 3.8 – Austin, TX @ The Parish
Sat 3.9 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
Fri 3.15 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
Sat 3.16 – San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop