As the newly-founded project by Tilburg-based DJ, producer and graphic designer, Raynor de Groot, Coloray infuses powerful, unpolished sound aesthetics with relentless energy. After cutting his teeth on both the Dutch and international DJ circuit, and nurturing his production skills as member of the Tunnelvisions duo, the Coloray project translates an inwards desire to create and explore off the beaten path, and does so with a compelling ‘80s attitude.
This strong backbone in musical undertaking, together with his background in songwriting and vocal work, transmits a unique sound that drifts somewhere between the hazy lines of contemporary electronics and early EBM. A place where dark and vigorous vocal arrangements take centerpiece, alongside driving bass lines. His debut single on Intercept - the record label Coloray spearheads - as well as his track together with Eagles & Butterflies on Art Imitating Life, swiftly became the soundtrack of dance floors throughout Europe and beyond, with support by the likes of Hunee, Dixon, Four Tet, and Solomun. With several other collaboration projects lined up, plus an extensive list of forthcoming releases for both Coloray, Tunnelvisions, and his Intercept imprint, the future looks bright.
Up first is Real Life Cinema, Coloray’s six track debut EP released on Atomnation next Friday December 6. It contains a comprehensive body of work that demonstrates this unique assembly of past and present. The package displays his artistic evolution, where captivating lyrics, throbbing bass line arrangements and raw vocals dictate the pace of things.