"[Milan Ring] favours the multi-instrumentalists idyllic neo 90s R&B influence, while remaining firmly planted in the realms of modern, future soul." - C-Heads Magazine
Astral People are pleased to announce their first management signing in over 2 years - Milan Ring - the latest management client to sign to the Astral People family since Winston Surfshirt.
The Sydney-based singer/rapper/guitarist/producer/mix & mastering engineer, who boasts sessions and credits with DRAM& frequent Chance The Rappercollaborators' The Social Experiment, today
releases her latest single 'Drifting', which was premiered on Tuesday night by triple j, and announces the Sydney single launch at Waywards on Friday 26 October.
Released independently through her own label MXMAY, distributed worldwide via Kobalt AWAL, 'Drifting' is the fourth single drop in an extensive line of mood-based tracks being released this year. As described by the artist, Drifting reflects on:
"The frustration one can have with someone who is unable to move forward, but the patience and love one must have in order for them to grow."
With a signature sound of a carefully orchestrated balance between the analogue and digital worlds, Milan Ring blends live percussion with electronic drums and synths with her raw guitar takes.
The concepts of duality (Yin & Yang), spirituality and personal evolution are a constant source of inspiration to Milan’s artistry, as is the influence of her environment. From the sparkling city of Angels to humble Australian outback bedroom beats, her music is a rendezvous between polarities.
Having supported an array of local & international artists, includings Sampa the Great, Tokimonsta, Hermitude, Manu Crooks and The Rubens, Milan is set to launch 'Drifting' in a live setting with a special Sydney headline show at Waywards on Friday 26 October.
One of Australia's leading music management and touring companies, Astral People have been nurturing and developing the careers of their management roster over the last 7 years. Milan joins Winston alongside an existing management roster of incredibly talented musicians, including Cosmo's Midnight, Basenji, Roland Tings, GL, Dro Carey, Wave Racer and Polographia. On the touring front,
Astral People have brought over 100 international artists to Australian shores, including Stormzy, Sampha, NAO, Snakehips, Dizzee Rascal, Big Boi, Lady Leshurr, AJ Tracey, Dave, Little Simz, Freddie Gibbs, Yung Lean, Ibeyi, Kornel Kovacs, Omar S, Palms Trax, Shigeto, DJ EZ, XXXYYXX and Masego, Astral People has established itself as one of the most respected touring groups in the game. On the signing, Astral People say:
''We first discovered Milan Ring when we had Cosmo's Midnight do a few sessions with her about 4-5 years ago and have watched her grow into one of the most interesting and exciting artists in Australia today. We could not be more excited to be working with Milan Ring .... there's not many artists we know who can sing, rap, write, produce, mix, master and play so many damn instruments! She is a one woman powerhouse in every sense of the word. We're very excited for what's to come.''
Milan is able to bring in all of her contrasting influences to shape a sound that is distinctly her own. This one woman powerhouse is one to watch.
Listen to 'Drifting' HERE