RIP Youth – It’s A Vibe (Bimbo Jones Remix)
Australia-born, LA-based RIP Youth (AKA James Maas) has delivered a dance anthem with “It’s a Vibe”. 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 Maas taking the lead on vocals as RIP Youth evolves into a solo-project for the talented songwriter/producer. Premiered on Hype On Demand with Gem on Australia’s The Edge 96.ONE, the single broke into the Top 10 on iTunes Australia Dance chart upon release. Now, after strong radio support in Australia (Joy 94.9, 2ONE, KIIS 101.1) the US (Nexus) and the UK, “It’s A Vibe” is backed by an official remix from top DJ duo Bimbo Jones.
With over 80 #1’s across the US and UK, the production duo of Marc JB and Lee Dagger known as, Bimbo Jones, have been dropping hit records for over 20 years. Throughout their career they have produced and remixed big name artists including Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Pink, Ke$ha, Kylie, Kelis, The Killers, Tinchy Stryder, Katy Perry, Cyndi Lauper and many more. Most recently on Radikal they collaborated with Grammy winning singer, Thelma Houston on “Turn Your World Around”.
James 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.