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Auragraph Announces New Album New Standard due November 17th via Dais Records & Shares New Single “666 Ambience”

August 31, 2023
Photo by: Karina De Leon

Auragraph Announces New Album New Standard due November 17th via Dais Records

& Shares New Single “666 Ambience”

New Standard, the latest by Texan-turned-Angeleno progressive vaporwave producer (and Stranger Things engineer and composer) Carlos Ramirez aka Auragraph, finds him shifting focus to the dance floor across eight chrome clockworks of cosmic acid house and liquid rave glide. Inspired by lessons learned during a 5,000 mile American road trip tour in the summer 2022, Auragraph set to work in his Simi Valley Tuff Shed of synths and hardware, pursuing an explicitly DJ-friendly muse.  “I realized I wanted to make a record where every track could go off in a live setting,” comments Ramirez.

From sleek freeway techno to arcade lurker acid to big room bangers like “666 Ambience”—  the tracks time-travel across the canon of club music, sifting tricks and styles to fashion fresh anthems of hypnagogic jack. It’s an album channeled as much as crafted, tapping into the decks of mythic warehouse infinities past and present, where the system rips all night and acid never dies.

The new track transports you. This vast world filled with atmospherical attributes and hypnotic hooks immediately pulls you into its rhythmic journey and keeps you fixated on this acid house-inspired world. A deeply refreshing and complex composition that delivers on the percussion, the pitches and the looped notes.

A hallucinogenic journey from the sounds of late-80s acid house and late-2000s hypnagogic ‘vapor’ through the lens of 2020s coastal house revival, New Standard is revved and rhythmic, peppered with slap bass, Madchester whistles, filtered acid, gated snares, baggy cowbell, and sample pack classics – record scratches, orchestral stabs, the “Yeah! Woo!” from Lynn Collins “Think (About It).” Mastered and cut for the dancefloor by premier engineer Josh Bonati, Ramirez describes the album process as immediate and instinctual: “I’d turn on the MPC, pick a tempo, and just improv – it was incredibly fun.”

New Standard will be available November 17th from Dais Records and pre-orders are available here.

New Standardtrack listing:

New Standard

Dub City

110 Cruisin

Coast 2 Coast

Acid 4 U

666 Ambience


No Longer Here

Auragraph, live:

September 16  Los Angeles, CA @ Non Plus Ultra
September 22  St. Lous, MO @ Pop’s Blue Moon
September 23  Salt Lake City, UT @ International Artists Lounge
October 7  Joshua Tree, CA @ Mas O’ Menos (DJ set)
October 12  Austin, TX @ Nite School – Cheer Up Charlie’s
October 13  Dallas, TX @ Double Wide
October 14  Laredo, TX @ Boogaloo
October 21  San Diego, CA @ TBA
November 4  Los Angeles, CA @ Flamingo Fest – Catch One
November 10  Los Angeles, CA @ The Globe / Substance Fest (DJ set)
December 8  New York, NY @ Synthicide – St. Vitus
December 9  Philadelphia, PA @ TBA

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