As the follow-up to his latest single “Save Me” released this past August on Ultra Music, producer & DJ Party Favor (aka Dylan Ragland) teams with fellow Los Angeles artist Elohim for his next offering “Losing My Mind” out today, September 17.
Known for her candidness about her struggles with severe anxiety disorder, panic and dissociation, singer, songwriter, and producer Elohim lends her unique vocals to the track with a frenzied expression. Sinister pressurized synths and driving beats create the foundation for the fluster of Elohim singing about losing her mind. “I feel like I’m constantly losing my mind. Questioning what’s real?! Or if anything really is,” she says.
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Tinted with static crunch, menacing synths and brought to life by an otherworldly performance from Elohim, “Losing My Mind” demonstrates Party Favor’s keen attention to the concept less is more.
“It’s a perfect example of a song that on its head is very simple, right? It’s very driving and repetitive and energetic,” Party Favor explains. “But I want ‘Losing My Mind’ to feel sonically as though you are driving through the apocalypse, like Mad Max.” Creative use of filters and heavy repitching contribute to this out-there effect, as this relentless electro banger sends listeners spiraling toward the deepest recesses of their overstimulated brains. Trust, you’ll scramble for something to latch onto the whole way down.
“Lyrically, ‘Losing My Mind’ is a play on how dance music gets into our heads and creates this endless cycle,” Party Favor continues. Together, he and Elohim create a menacing dancefloor melter powered by collectively controlled chaos. It’s a mind-numbing hell ride built to leave eardrums buzzing, long after the final beat.
“Working with Party Favor is a treat because he is such a kind and complimentary, open-minded friend,” adds Elohim. “He wants me to be my most authentic self. There is nothing more you could ask for.”
With his new offerings, Party Favor evolves taking a more melodic and vocal-driven approach while still maintaining a high-level electronic production standard which will result in a new project to come.
About Elohim:Elohim is a true artist’s artist. A skilled producer, vocalist, songwriter, and classically trained pianist, Elohim crafts intricately produced songs that explore the beauty of human connection. Her musical style spans from inventive electronic and indie alternative to unabashed pop with a one-woman live show that is set against a backdrop of breathtaking visuals. With over 300M+ combined global streams and an ever-growing international fan base, Elohim continues to push boundaries with her latest EP, ‘Journey to the Center of Myself Vol. 1,’ which includes lead single “STRUT” featuring Queen of bounce, Big Freedia, an unapologetic celebration of uniqueness and inner power. Vol. 2, which was released on August 27th, features new singles “Treat You Better” and “Go Through It,” with the remaining two parts in the series coming later this year.
In the half-decade since Elohim released her first single, she’s grown from the shy and enigmatic woman who hid her face, into a woman who’s proud of conquering her fears and making the music she wants, on her own terms. Elohim released her first body of work in 2016, which was followed by a number of collaborations with the likes of Louis The Child, Skrillex, and Marshmello. Her self-titled album followed in 2018, which included hit singles “Sleepy Eyes,” “Half Love” and “Hallucinating”. Her next release, 2019’s “Braindead” EP was some of her most personal material to date, dealing with the struggles of mental illness. Sales from the project were donated to initiatives in commemoration of Mental Health Awareness Month. Elohim continues her activism in this space through her involvement with the JED Foundation, a nonprofit that protects emotional health and prevents suicide for the nation’s teens and young adults.
About Party Favor:
As an artist who completely pushes the boundaries of what’s seemingly possible, Party Favor (Dylan Ragland) is permanently changing the artistic landscape of music today. He’s collaborated with some of the biggest names in music including A$AP Ferg, Diplo, Gucci Mane, Lil Baby, Rich the Kid, and 2 Chainz, and released chart-topping music from his breakout hit “Bap U” (over 40 million streams) to his 2016 debut EP Party & Destroy, with the latter reaching #1 on US Dance Radio, #2 on iTunes Dance, and #7 on Billboard’s Dance radio charts. On the live front, Party Favor has performed across the globe at major festivals including Coachella, Creamfields, Billboard’s Hot 100 Fest, EDC Las Vegas, Ultra Music Festival among many others and can be found at his long-standing residency in Las Vegas with Hakkasan Group at their clubs Hakkasan, Omnia and Wet Republic.
Party Favor has landed sync deals with globally recognized brands including Google, Coca-Cola and T-Mobile as well as prime-time television commercials and ad campaigns for Mountain Dew, Gatorade, the NFL network, and most recently the new Fast and Furious trailer during the Super Bowl. He’s scored the entire Madden 21 video game as well as contributed an original song “ACTUP” for the game soundtrack, with “Bap U” featured in Amazon Prime Video’s May 2020 content reel highlighting their top movies and tv shows on the platform. His sync deals also span across box-office films including 2017’s Baywatch which featured four tracks from Party Favor throughout the film, as well as Neighbors 2, Life of The Party, The Purge, and hit TV series including HBO’s Silicon Valley, ABC’s Superstore and CW’s The Flash. Moving into the gaming world, Party Favor’s music has been placed in games including FIFA, MADDEN, NEED 4 SPEED among many other titles.
A true creative, Party Favor uses the knowledge of his film and acting experience to develop artistic visuals around each of his projects. His hit 2019 Layers debut album (over 35 million streams) and 2020 EP FRESH LAUNDRY saw the producer share personal stories of his life through the music and designed a one-of-a-kind visual experience to supplement each body of work. For his recent series Isolation Beats, Party Favor challenged himself to produce new beats each week and paired them with unique visuals crafted by his favorite video creators, eventually accompanied by the release of his full ISOLATION ALBUM on DSPs. Well-received by audiences across the globe, both Layers and FRESH LAUNDRY are expertly crafted releases, with the latter showing his growth into new genres by collaborating with the likes of Yung Pinch, Georgia Ku, Wes Period and RUNN.
Expanding his artistic horizons, Party Favor introduced a new club-focused house music side-project in 2019 called SIDEPIECE with fellow DJ Nitti Gritti. Their breakout hit “On My Mind” with Diplo (almost 200 million streams to date) hit #1 on the Beatport charts for 21 consecutive weeks, #1 on US Dance Radio, was named the #1 most played track of 2020 on 1001Tracklists, and ultimately scored them a GRAMMY-nomination for ‘Best Dance Record.’ The pair notably performed last May during the EDC Las Vegas Livestream that became one of the most-viewed sets of the weekend.
Now in 2021, Party Favor is preparing for his next album masterpiece as he continues to express what it means to experiment in the ever-changing realm of electronic music.