As Suicideyear, James Prudhomme produces widescreen emotional landscapes of abstraction, underscored by sonorous concave bass and starry hi-hat showers. Aside from his solo releases, he has been credited with productions for the likes of Yung Lean, Rome Furtune, Main Attrakionz, Ethelwulf, Pepperboy, Little Pain, and Antwon, and was recently touted as: “arguably the year’s most influential producer without a major label placement” by Fader Magazine. Both as producer and DJ, Prudhomme stands out for his remarkable convergence of trap beats and mid-late century American minimalism as well as his intimate and fresh tastes.
The 19-year old Baton Rouge, Louisiana native first gained attention for his 2013 Japan mix tape which was quickly followed by his first EP, Remembrance, released on Daniel Lopatin's Software Recording Co. in April 2014. During a month-long sojourn to New York City, Prudhomme’s hip-hop inspired productions created waves when he opened for Cashmere Cat and Goldlink at MoMA’s PS1 Warm-up series.
2015 began with an 11-date European tour that included packed performances in London, Paris, Barcelona and Berlin (Berghain • CTM Festival). Following the tour, Software re-issued his widely praised Japan mixtape on vinyl and CD in March. At SXSW Music Conference in Austin, TX, Prudhomme was recognised by many publications as a must see act with features from the Guardian and FACT magazine. He shared the stage with many rising acts including, Hudson Mohawke, Sophie, Bob Moses and others. He also gave a unique afternoon set at Tom Sachs' Boombox Retrospective exhibit at the Austin Contemporary Museum.
Territory: Europe → Simon Wojan
→ 30.09.2017 Sneakerness – Warsaw, PL
Available for Festivals and Club Shows in November 2017