Potential is the new album from producer James Hinton under his alias of The Range. Read More...
Potential is the new album from producer James Hinton under his alias of The Range.
Hinton made the computer his primary instrument after falling under the spell of Baltimore club, bringing in his broader sonic influences from early ‘90s jungle, early ‘00s grime and mid ‘00s electronica to a new sonic whole. The software was the thing at home, but what excited the young producer was the network, and where he spiraled was YouTube. Potential uses as its backbone a series of vocal samples that Hinton has found in the forgotten corners of the site, guiding us around the hinterlands of YouTube, introducing us to unknown artists expressing themselves unfettered by the constraints of industry, lost in the infinite potential of an audience unknown.
Potential is a record steeped in histories – of its characters, of its forebears – but is startlingly new and alive: the network may be ones and zeros but the circuitry here runs on blood, still.
- TIME ranks 'Potential' the #5 best album of 2016
- 'Potential' among Pitchfork's 20 best electronic albums of 2016
- The Range featured in episode of VICE Autobiography series
- The Range records exclusive guest DJ mix for KEXP
- THUMP streams The Range’s headline session at their Sunsets series
- Resident Advisor podcast series dedicates episode to The Range
- The Range's "Florida" named Best New Track by Pitchfork
- The Range featured on Fact Magazine for the newly released single 'Florida'
- The Range featured on Spin's Top 7 favorite songs of the week
- The Range "journeys to the end of Youtube" via Pitchfork
- The Range announces new album on Pitchfork
- The Range featured in Complex Music's The Five Acts to You Need to See at SXSW 2014
- The Range announces upcoming EP and streams a new track, "Slow Build," on Pitchfork
- The Range's “Metal Swing” on Pitchfork's Top Tracks of 2013
- The Range's "Nonfiction" is one of Pitchfork's Top 50 Albums of 2013
- The Range featured for Interview Magazine's 'Discovery'