Mark Redito is a Los Angeles-based electronic producer and songwriter who makes music under the moniker Spazzkid. I was a big fan of his debut album Desire, and gobbled up all of his subsequent releases and remixes. His recently released EP Promise is a nice little four-track synth-heavy slice of cool, described as Mark's attempt to explore more "uptempo, dancefloor-ready arrangements structured into pop songs."
Preview the album below:
Here's some more info about the EP, in Mark's own words:
Right after releasing 'Desire' I became inspired to write a bunch of new music in response to all the affirmation I received from friends and followers and a handful of those songs made it on my forthcoming 'Promise' EP. With the material appearing on 'Promise' I tried to create and explore uptempo, dancefloor ready arrangements structured into pop songs. Coupled with a newfound confidence in singing, I began bringing the vocals to the forefront of my arrangements. Inspiration for the EP came to me via listening to lots of synth heavy music (Rustie, Hudson Mohawke) as well as new school dance music acts like Cashmere Cat and Disclosure. Collaborations with artists I respect and admire has been something I've always pursued throughout my career and for 'Promise' EP I've had the privilege to work with Sarah Bonito, who wrote lyrics and sings on the track 'Truly', and Ryo Baum, who also helped write lyrics for other tracks on 'Promise'. Moving away from samples and embracing the use of synthetic sounds that I created myself helped me maintain my focus for creating a record that I hope makes people dance and sing along while staying true to my previously established sound.
Promise is available for download from iTunes and Bandcamp (where you can also order it as a super limited edition cassette tape -- remember those?). For more information about Spazzkid and his music, check out his website and follow further updates on Facebook.