SummaryCubic Zirconia have not-so-secretly established themselves as one of the most dynamic bands in New York. Tiombe Lockhart (Platinum Pied Pipers, XLR8R "Future Soul" cover star), Nick Hook (L-Vis1990, Egyptrixx) and Daoud Sturdivant have blended elements of house, R&B and experimental electronics to make what Dazed & Confused calls, "hyped-up, sexually-charged club music that is raw, unblinkered and very fresh...the real deal." After several self-released singles and videos, the critically acclaimed (The Fader, XLR8R) trio will release their debut album Follow Your Heart with Fool's Gold on September 20th, featuring even more sweaty, polyrhythmic rave-ups and guest appearances from Dam Funk, Drop The Lime and Bilal.
"Fool's Gold is all about breaking genre boundaries," explains A-Trak. "Cubic Zirconia's music challenges record store bins' classification and I find that dope. Tiombe, Nick and Daoud each have a rich musical history before combining as a group, and Cubic Zirconia feels like where that all gets supercharged. Go watch one of their live performances, you've never seen anything quite like it."