Drifting between moody downtempo and upbeat, densely layered material geared for club play, Tennessee's LOVESKA was the project of Dillion Will. Will spent his high school years playing drums and making hip-hop beats. Dillion ultimately dropped out of his sophmore year at MTSU in Murfreesboro to focus on his music. He made his recorded debut as LOVESKA in 2014 when he released an EP called Omega after signing with Rocket Tone Records. Will supported his release with gigs for acts including 3lau, The Floozies, and Griz. From here he kept up a busy release schedule for the next few years, issuing the album BodyLanguage in 2016 and another named Krush the following year. Since then LOVESKA has performed a large number of shows and festivals in North America including Electric Forest, Bonnaroo, Freaky Deaky, and many more. Will continues to tour and develope his Loveska Music imprint, releasing singles such as, Porters X2 (featuring $trange) and Creature, which are both tracks off the new album, EROTICA. The album is available on all platforms February 14th 2021! So make sure to download the new music and catch him on tour this year in a city near you. LOVESKA is the new sensual sensation for many, and the future of dance music.
This year holds a stunning number of albums both out now and coming soon to the world of electronic dance music. Jumping into the mix with an album of his own is a producer known for his beautiful piano melodies that tie together heavy bass synths and tasteful vocal chops. Known to the world as Loveska, Dillion Will has just released his latest project Erotica and it is worth a listen.
The first time I heard Loveska’s musical endeavors was through a tune that was (and still is) absolutely captivating called “Shadows” (which was his first original track released). Ever since, I have kept him on my radar. Seeing his music evolve from his debut EP, Omega, to more recent releases such as “Numb” and “Romance”, Loveska has taken the next logical step of his music career with Erotica.
The album is a ten track LP that explores the most recent ventures into his signature sexy dubstep style with groovy basslines and moody synths. As the title suggests, the album teases ears with a sense of combining the soundscapes of EDM with the emotional nature of erotic love.
We are introduced to the album with a strong intro track that pumps powerful synths and bustling drums into the first minutes of the LP. With plenty of instrumental tracks in this album, Loveska makes it clear that he wants to demonstrate what he can do of his own accord with minimal assistance. The mood changes with follow-up tracks “Erotica” and “Monster Inside” that carry his crusade of piano and drums across the eerie ambiance he’s crafted. From here, Loveska leads listening ears into a more future-trap hybrid section of the album with the track “Super Soak Her”.
Then follows the first vocal track which proves the pure talent Loveska has when working with incredible artists. Called “Porters X2”, rapper/songwriter $trange and his vocal-prowess raise this tune to greater heights than the song could have ever done alone. The bass growls in contrast to $trange’s hard tone only for the song to end in a melodic manner. To keep the vibes going is the sixth track of the album known as “Galactic Booty”. With this we see Loveska’s production at its absolute best and the result is a grimy-dubstep, intergalactic creation that leaves my ears content.
Halfway through the album and we get to a couple of the more atmospheric, future bass type tracks of the album. With “Fore Play” and “Kool Whip”, listeners are left gliding through a travesty of melody and hype in two of the most synth driven tunes off the entire album. It jumps back into the hard-hitting suave with “Creature” which features singer Kyle Cartwright. Showcasing his unique vocal talent, Kyle’s voice is joined with some intricate drum fills and heavy bass growls making this collaboration another amazing tune.
With a melodic edge and the grungier bass, “Heart Attack”, makes for a strong end to the album. In this track we are treated to the heaviest dubstep sounds on the album.
After listening to this album several times, I was surprised to find myself more calm than anything else after hearing it. Rather than go for an album full of just hard and heavy “bangers”, Loveska goes for an ambient and more personal feel with his first album ever. However, taking this approach does not make every song as immediately re-listenable as I was hoping they would be. This does not mean the songs are bad, but it does mean that they are meant to be played and heard in the right setting. This is what makes Erotica a special album in many ways.
The New Erotica
Loveska is releasing his first full length album (Erotica) on Valentines Day, Febuary 14th 2021!!!
Loveska is currently touring the United States promoting his upcoming album release, "EROTICA".
KRUSH Q&A with Loveska
KRUSH EP 1. Krush 2. Hovering ft. Candida Mia 3. FarAway Love 4. GlitterBombs 5. DejaVu
Q: How would you describe your sound? A: My sound changes from track to track because I create my music from feelings and every feeling has a different sound. Most of the tracks on this album (Krush) have a very melodic feel, wrapped with a mix of heavy synth and bass.
Q: What are your career highlights? A: One of the greatest opportunities that my music career has brought me is traveling to Hawaii to do 8 shows in 10 days for Mick Fleetwood. The vibes that I had while performing there were indescribable. I also have been able to meet and perform with so many of the artists that influence me, like Pretty Lights, 3lau, Floozies, Matoma, Bassnector, Rezz, Griz and so many more.
Q: How do you spend your time? A: I had a residency at Scene, Nashville. But I've been touring playing festivals across the world and spending time in the studio creating tracks for myself and many other artists as a ghost writer.
Q: Explain ghost writer? A: Artists from all genres of music hire writers/producers such as myself to create tracks, lyrics and composition of songs for them.
Q: Release/download stats? A: My past releases are Omega (2014), BodyLanguage (2016), and my newest EP Krush (released 07/11/2017). My biggest singles are Shadows, Hypnotic, and Freak Me. My releases have always found a top spot on Reverbnation's and Edmsounds' Top Hits list.
Q: What inspired you to start being a DJ A: I wanted to be able to perform my own original music and share the experience of those sounds with everyone across the world in hopes they dig the shit out of it.
Q: How did you discover your sound? A: I made a lot of bad sounds first. After spending countless days, months, and years working my ass off I finally feel as though I'm getting to where I imagined myself being. Obviously never going to stop trying and discovering new ways to create new sounds and layer sounds.
Q: When did you start? A: I came out with my first original Omega in 2014 when I first signed with Rocket Tone Records.
Q. What's it like to get to work with Eric Mellencamp and Rocket Tone Records? A: Having someone with the knowledge of the business like Eric is something any artist would dream of! Rocket Tone Records is a family. Everyone works together to better themselves and each other.
Q: Where are you based / where are you from? A: I'm based out of Dallas, TX but I am from Milwaukee, WI. I spend lots of time in Nashville producing music with Eric Mellencamp and a team of writers and producers for Rocket Tone Records
Q: Who are your musical influences? A: Prince by far is my favorite. I could watch him perform forever. My favorite producers are Illenium and Getter! I love how inventive Getter is with his sounds, none of his music ever sounds the same. Illenium has the ability to make you feel a genuine connection and love for that moment you are listening to his music.
Loveska - Krush - Loveska has released his latest EP, Krush, out on Bandcamp for FREE. The project is his third under the label, Rocket Tone Records. The EP features his latest hits 'Krush' and 'Hovering' feat. Candida Mia, both reaching over 10,000 downloads and streams. You can download the 5 track EP for free off bandcamp or stream it on soundcloud. Make sure to subscribe to Loveskamusik.com to get the latest updates on new music and shows.
The New Krush
Loveska is releasing his new EP, KRUSH, July 11th, 2017!
Krush the Nation
Loveska is currently performing at festivals nation wide promoting his up and coming EP, KRUSH!!!
The Hawaii Freak Me Tour
The Freak Me Tour will travel Hawaii, making a big stop in Maui for the 3 Days of Love, Loveska show!!! The tour kicks off January 14th!!!
BodyLanguage BIG Release
The new Loveska album, BodyLanguage was released April 26th!!! Already this album has sold over 1500 copies and is now ranked number 2 on reverbnation and is moving towards number 1 quickly. This is a must have album for all you future bass lovers. Loveska has big things happening with this project and is already in talks of going back into the studio to produce another album in the very near future. The BodyLanguage Tour finishes this weekend and then the sky is the limit for this young EDM artist!!!!
Loveska's new EP, BodyLanguage, is being released by RocketTone Records April 26th, 2016!!!!
BodyLanguage Album Release Show
The album release show for the upcoming Loveska EP, BodyLanguage will be Tuesday April 19th 2016 at Foo Bar in Nashville Tn. The show will start at 8pm and go till 3am!!! There is a cover at the door of $5 and you will recieve a free Loveska sticker and Free digital download code for the whole EP!!!
The BodyLanguage Tour will be a nationwide tour that will promote the release of the new Loveska EP, BodyLanguage.