RIP Youth Shares New Dance Anthem with the Feel-Good Single “It’s a Vibe”
Australia-born, LA-based RIP Youth – the moniker of songwriter/producer James Maas – delivers a dance anthem with “It’s a Vibe”, available worldwide via Radikal Records. With production inspired by a love for early 2000’s pop/dance (Mark Ronson, Calvin Harris) the single is about someone who makes you see with rose colored glasses.
“It’s a Vibe” sees James Maas taking the lead on production and lead vocals, as RIP Youth evolves into a solo-project. Premiered this past weekend on Hype On Demand with Gem on Australia’s The Edge 96.ONE, the new single broke into the Top 10 on iTunes Australia Dance chart at #9 upon release.
“I can make this record baby just for you
If you move it like you mean it, it could be my thank you
I’m your biggest fan, think we’ll make a breakthrough
If you’d be by my side, then I’ll know it’s a vibe”
Maas was originally discovered by Dennis Handlin AM, Chairman, Sony BMG Australia and Australia’s number one radio broadcaster Alan Jones, which served as his foot in the door for what would turn into a successful career. Over the past decade, Maas has collaborated with artists like R3HAB, CXLOE, JOJO, Brian McFadden, Stella Santana, along with many others.
Originally founded by James Maas and longtime best-friends Dylan Bowes , RIP Youth dropped their debut single “You Love” with Bombs Away & Reigan in 2020. Quickly praised by the likes of Idolator as a “feel-good bop that effortlessly straddles the worlds of EDM and pop” the single hit over 400,000 streams, with New Music Friday support in Italy, #16 on Sweden’s daily charts, and significant Australian airplay in the process.
The group followed things up with “Fake” featuring the bold vocals of Ranger and a music video featuring choreography and an appearance from Abby Lee Miller (Dance Moms). Now the final stretch of 2021 looks to be RIP Youth’s most prolific yet, with an arsenal of new music and remixes on the horizon.