Q&A: Get To Know Life On Planets Through ‘Glowstick’ Ep

Life On Planets & Taylor Bense just introduced recently their first collaborative EP: ‘Glowstick’.

By blending perfectly R&B, Popand Trap influences with Electronic and housey grooves, both artists synthesise a sound for the dancefloors and bring up nostalgic memories of raves. 

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‘Glowstick’ as a whole sees Life on Planets and Taylor Bense paying a tongue-in-cheek tribute to the Dance scene. Its carefree lyricism and infectious musical elements recall wild nights and mornings in the club, while bringing light to the radical self expression, connection, and ultimately transcendence that is experienced by many within the rave.

Discover more about the Baltimore talent via our exclusive Interview just below; where he adds some details about this collaborative EP, his influences, the future, and much more. Take a look!

Hey Phill, such a pleasure to have you! So, could you introduce yourself in a few words? 

I’m Phill Celeste and my music project is called Life on Planets. I went from busking on the streets playing folk and jazz to touring around the world playing variations on house, rnb and hip hop. 
 
You’ve finally released your ‘Glowstick’ EP, with Taylor Bense. Tell us a cool story about it?
 
So Taylor and I actually met in Berlin on tour. I looked him up when I first moved to New York and Glowstick is the result of our first hang in the studio. I just started humming that bassline and the rest fell into place. 
 
On the EP, we hear elements of House, Bass, Trap and Hip-Hop. You’re always experimenting with new sounds. Is it important for you not to stick in just one genre?
 
I have always had interests in many different genres. I listen to psych rock, electronic, trap, bossa nova and jazz and I always want to mash them all together. I get bored with albums where every song sounds alike, or when it feels like one song/concept divided into ten. We’re so diverse and so eclectic in our day to day, why shouldn’t our bodies of work reflect and embrace that?
Life On Planets Press Photo - 'Glowstick' EP

What can we expect from you for the rest of 2020? Any clues that we could get about upcoming releases or collaborations?

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2020 has a number of bops on the horizon. I have a single dropping next week about a vision of reclaiming a voice in the US called Midas Touchin’. I’m also very excited for the remix album of my last EP, Only You to drop on Soul Clap in Nov. There’s new collaborations with David Marston, Mnkybsnss, Till Von Sein and a special release with a dope label coming soon. I can’t say much about that last one but they have a history of flipping nightlife on its head. I’m also starting a monthly residency on Radio.D59B based in Berlin. First episode drops October 14. Tune in to hear all that and more! 

Finally, can you share five records that you can’t get enough of right now?

I’m loving the new Disclosure LP. They keep making fresh dance music. I always forget about how good they are, I think mostly because they’re so huge which doesn’t seem like it makes sense. Recently discovered Erika De Casier and her music has such a special vibe. The Baltimore scene keeps churning out heat like Stop My Bag by DDm and S.H.I.T. by King Midas.  Lastly, I would say Cakes Da Killa’s new jam with Proper Villains. Check their new record out now on the Classic Music Company Bandcamp. Special mention – Blackbird by Lady Blackbird. 

Thank you so much! Happy listening and hope to see you on the dancefloor when things open back up. 

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