Ray Volpe’s single and apparently ‘the most played track at EDC Las Vegas’, ‘Laserbeam’ has finally been released on Disciple Records. Volpe aims to strike out with a track that’s a shock to the system, packing bass and acidic squelches contrasting with an underlying calm that makes for a big tune in festival season.
Support has already come from the likes of Illenium, Timmy Trumpet, Excision, Subtronics, 4B, Valentino Khan, DJ Diesel, Seven Lions, Nitti Gritti, Wuki, NGHTMRE, Big Gigantic, ARMNHMR, Riot Ren, Kompany, SAYMYNAME, Black Tiger Sex Machine, Blanke, Mitis, Good Times Ahead and Moore Kismet, among others.
Speaking of Excision, the artist’s February 2022 Thunderdome event at the Tacoma Dome proved to be a pivotal moment for Ray (who was on the bill) and a launching point for ‘Laserbeam’.
Ray Volpe: “Thunderdome was actually the viral origin of ‘Laserbeam.’ It started with an email to Excision updating him with new unreleased music to play at shows. I mentioned in the email how ‘Laserbeam’ would be cool to play with lasers in his high-production sets with crazy rigs.
“After my set at Thunderdome where I was support for Excision, I went to the crowd to watch Excision perform and suddenly heard the beginning of ‘Laserbeam’. The reaction from the fans in the venue as the song dropped was loud and clear. Needless to say, I was also freaking out.
I filmed the whole thing and posted it the next day on social media, which went viral, currently tallying over 800,000 views on my own platforms; Excision, Illenium, Black Tiger Sex Machine and many others have posted as well since then, accumulating a total of over 10,000,000 views today. I thought to myself that this is the craziest thing ever and that it couldn’t possibly get any better.”