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, Chynna, Denzel Curry, Xavier Wolf, OG Maco, and Antwon among others. 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 Baton Rouge, Louisiana native first gained attention for his 2013 Japan mixtape which was quickly followed by his first EP, Remembrance, released on Daniel Lopatin's Software Recording Co. He released a split single with Kaytranada on Parisian label Bromance in 2013 as well. In early 2017 he released a collaborative mixtape with fellow Louisiana producer Outthepound titled Brothers. Summer 2017 saw Prudhomme sign with Scottish imprint LuckyMe and release an EP titled Hate Songs. He's remixed a variety of artists including Autre Ne Veut, Jacques Greene, Mykki Ekko, Dark0 and more.
Suicideyear has performed at various European festivals including Sonar Barcelona, CTM Festival and Today's Art Festival. He has supported Jacques Greene in the US and his DJ sets have been reviewed by The Guardian, FACT magazine and Exclaim. He's shared the stage with rising acts such as Hudson Mohawke, Sophie, Thundercat, Tee Grizzley, Bob Moses and Arca. He's also performed a set at Tom Sachs' Boombox Retrospective exhibit at the Austin Contemporary Museum.
Suicideyear's debut album Color The Weather was released on July 6th 2018 via LuckyMe.
Available for DJ-Sets, Live and Live AV (feat. stage design by Shaun Murphy).
Territory: Europe → Simon Wojan
Live / DJ Set available for festivals and club shows summer / fall 2018