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CORBIN CANVAS channels RnB & soul on new electronic cut ‘Til Forever’

Taken from Mineral Records debut deep-house / jazz compilation ‘IDEAL RULES’ out 26th May

Featuring Aerial Boy, Damian Rausch, Jehan, Iya Ko, Paul Cut, Monolithic + more

Washington D.C’s multi-instrumentalist / rapper / producer Corbin Canvas Canvas conjures soulful futuristic textures, new age rhythms and a big dance groove on new track ‘Til Forever’, taken from the new ‘Ideal Rules’ compilation out 26th May via Mineral Records.

Corbin says: “TIL FOREVER is a electronic Love Story, a journey through space, time and the unknown”.

From Hip-Hop and House to Soul and R&B, Corbin Canvas is one of the young pioneers of the underground multi-genre space, best known for bringing new soundscapes and vibes to the mainstream. Corbin has been playing instruments since age 5, and became a professional drummer at 13 years old.

In his early life as a musician he attended The Duke Ellington School of Arts, The Washington Jazz Institute and Berklee College of music. Corbin has played and shared the stage with Earth Wind and Fire, Smokey Robinson, John Legend, Martha Reaves and more at 17 years old. Before going to college he was touring France as a professional drummer with the Duke Ellington Show Choir as a guest of First Lady Michelle Obama in 2012.

In college he began working with Celebrity Pop songwriter Kara Dioguardi as a producer, songwriter and musician. There he began to cultivate his sounds and place as an artist and producer. CORBIN CANVAS is the culmination of all of his experiences, performances and his personal journey as a musician and now as a solo artist.

Mineral Records – a new imprint of cult label Roche Musique – releases its debut house compilation ‘IDEAL RULES’, espousing its tenets of creative freedom and progressive expression. In its various forms, house music exudes a blissful, light and free feeling. It is an escapist experience, often taking you away to a better place, offering us the perfect respite we all need right now.

For a Mineral Records debut compilation, IDEAL RULES seemed an apt title. A dizzying, intricate cocktail fusing elements of Jazz, Minimal, Lo-fi, melodic, futuristic and Deep House – Not pigeonholed by one specific genre but harnessing the ability to create your own rules and to look back at the history of the electronic music scene in order to create something entirely fresh and new.

Ten hotly tipped artists were invited to curate IDEAL RULES, each with their own inimitable style. Alongside the American musician / producer Corbin Canvas, a clutch of producers appear on the compilation including space cowboy Aerial Boi from Lyon; DJ and multi-instrumentalist Damain Rausch – based in Germany – with his techy deep-house house; Parisian DJ and producer Paul Cut, member of the label D. KO records; Reykjavík-based hip-hop and electronic producer/DJ intr0beatz; multi-talented young Swiss artist IyaKo, who composes a sunny African House track for the compilation. Monolithic, Japanese producer based in New York who excels in lunar lo-fi house; the Frenchman Jehan, with his red carpet house with jazz accents and finally, the artists of the Mineral roster, Slow Valley, a trap and future garage producer based in Lille and Cerfeuil, an electronic duo with breakbeat influences round off the compilation with the track ‘Luster’, a melodic house track with a definite groove.

So, to embody and visualise the free spirit of the project, Mineral Records collaborated with an upcoming illustrator Idriss Surena to create a pleasure seeking feline in love with music, words, and sound, the pillars of the label’s values.

Available on May 26th.

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