PREMIERE: TATE SEDAR Drops Futuristic ‘Submit-EDM’ Single “San Francisco”


TATE SEDAR has made a mark in digital music, notably performing on the 2020 Insomniac Discovery Challenge: EDC Digital Rave-a-Thon. Collaborations with trade heavyweights like Dada Life, Don Diablo, and extra have cemented his standing as an revolutionary artist. With over 5.7 million performs in 2023 and tracks together with remixes for the likes of Empire’s Terrell Carter’s “Hero” and an edit of Justin Bieber’s “Maintain On” have helped garner him a worldwide fanbase.

We’re thrilled to premeire his newest single “San Francisco” so that you can hear. San Francisco holds profound private significance in TATE SEDAR’s inventive evolution. As a metropolis famend for its musical heritage spanning rock, funk/soul, and hip-hop, it turns into the thematic nucleus of his newest launch. “San Francisco” pays homage to the varied sounds that influenced SEDAR’s adolescence whereas additionally performing as a platform for his ventures into uncharted musical realms. The monitor exemplifies the transformative affect of revisiting one’s roots to chart new inventive territories.

We had the prospect to meet up with TATE SEDAR and focus on the only together with what’s forward. Test it out beneath!

The Genesis of “San Francisco”: Are you able to describe the second or expertise that impressed you to create “San Francisco”? Was there a selected occasion within the metropolis that sparked this inventive endeavor?

San Francisco was really one thing I made accidentally. I used to be enjoying round with lofi samples and I began to appreciate: “this sounds so much like what I grew up with in SF.” Is there a selected occasion? Properly, it’s my youth – my upbringing. And typically, you end up in different issues. And I feel that’s what occurred with these samples and the manufacturing.

“San Francisco” represents a fusion of numerous genres. How did you method the method of mixing components of progressive rock, funk, hip-hop, and post-EDM to create a cohesive sound?

I first began with the guitar melody and came upon (whereas I didn’t even notice San Francisco was shining its manner by) a form of connection between rock and funk. The connection, in fact, is the place I’m from: rock and funk are a part of the ‘San Francisco sound.’ After which…I type of left the center break alone for a bit. However after I began to listen to SF, I believed: “I’m going so as to add hip-hop,” ‘cuz ‘cmon: the Bay Space – we’re recognized for that (laughs shortly). Submit-EDM is the results of this monitor; it’s all these completely different sounds and genres in an digital format, or not less than what folks think about, you recognize, EDM and digital music now. I didn’t even notice on the time I used to be coming into the idea of post-EDM till after.

Past its musical affect, how has the town of San Francisco formed you personally and artistically? Are there any landmarks, cultural points, or private reminiscences that instantly influenced the monitor?

You understand what’s type of humorous is: I used to be raised in San Francisco however haven’t spent all my life there. I lived there till I used to be about seven, moved round with household to the [US] East Coast, then London, went to highschool in [central] NY – and at last made it again to SF (now in LA). My mother all the time believed she made “SF a part of my…identification” and I feel it’s very true as a result of, although we didn’t stay there full-time, we visited each summer time and winter. It grew to become vital nonetheless in adolescence: these highschool summers once you’re 16, 17, 18 are essential in all people’s upbringing.

San Francisco has formed me by way of my outlook on life, social dynamics & experiences with folks and a few of my beliefs: I type of am anyone who believes in and hopes for a world with out judgment or discrimination – a world the place everybody will be who they’re or need to be, no matter what folks suppose. There’s a heat and care that San Francisco breeds, or not less than used to (a narrative for one more day) – however I feel I’m nonetheless a part of that [earlier] technology.

I actually solely found what’s glam or early progressive rock – Journey – after I lived in London and researched music from SF. Motown and R&B had been all the time a part of my youth. I feel San Francisco could be very a lot a “melting pot,” like New York Metropolis – and that’s what this tune is: a fondue of music (laughs). These reminiscences of discovering this music is what made this. Some music may be impressed by what’s present now or traits, however this monitor is about what made me. It’s type of a retrospective, but in addition a method and idea I haven’t encountered but.

Your profession has now ventured into the realm of what’s labeled ‘post-EDM,’ a style that signifies development from conventional EDM sounds. How do you outline post-EDM, and what makes “San Francisco” a standout piece inside this style?

The definition (or my interpretation) of post-EDM is: a progressive type of digital music that comes with sounds of what some might think about “the Golden Age of EDM” (2010-2014) and afterward in addition to music from the previous – actually, it’s an amalgamation, a refinement of digital and analog sounds. And I noticed this made essentially the most sense, by way of my profession, as a result of I felt restricted with synthesized sounds. Yeah, sound design is nice: it’s one thing contemporary, folks love novelty. However there’s one thing about what we all know – what we’re acquainted with – that engages folks. You’ll be able to’t deny that guitars, pianos and even an previous vocal type every evoke a sure emotion and I really feel like simply staying with artificial music is devoid of that [emotion].

“San Francisco” is the introduction to this sound as a result of it incorporates the three most well-known genres of SF, all of that are pre-electronic music (rock, r&b and hip-hop) and its pure kind displays the definition of post-EDM. Some folks may say “it’s a funk-inspired” or “disco home.” monitor, and that’s okay. There’s a bit extra there although, and for people who actually wanna take it aside and listen to that – I feel they’ll get the message.

You’ve emphasised storytelling by your music. What story does “San Francisco” inform, and the way do you utilize the completely different musical components to convey this narrative?

I’d say that is extra a narrative of sound than essentially a story. Yeah, I’ve love songs and songs about discovering your self – however that is the story of San Francisco by music. And positive, it’d really feel like a historical past piece, however some folks like historical past. And in addition, it simply hits loads of spots emotionally once you consider the completely different analog sounds that encourage it.

What’s your plans for the long run – how are you feeling about 2024 and the place you might be headed inside the yr?

I’m prepared for 2024. I’ve so much slated; I’ve a lot music over the previous couple of years that principally match this sound and have become the foundations of my rebrand. But in addition…feeling a bit anxious. I dedicated to attempting to place out [1] unique and [1] remix a month. That’s loads of work! 

I feel there’s something to supply for folks to listen to, however I simply have to have a yr the place I get all of it out and see what occurs. I didn’t put out loads of music final yr and have to develop the catalog. And if it doesn’t stick, we attempt once more! However I’m assured that a few of this can join with folks as a result of there’s an viewers who doesn’t even know they like digital music – as a result of they don’t know that these sounds which can be acquainted is also a part of digital music. And that’s what I’m hoping to do – is to have the ability to bridge a spot.


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