About The Range
Bearing no relation or resemblance to Bruce Hornsby's similarly titled backing band, the Range is the recording alias of James Hinton, an electronic music producer from Providence, Rhode Island. Hinton's music typically utilizes manipulated vocal samples found on YouTube as well as from hip-hop, R&B, or dancehall reggae. He combines these samples with bright, sentimental melodies and simmering beats that reference jungle and footwork, playing with a slow/fast dynamic. His tracks have enough bass to work in a club, but they seem far more geared toward lonely late-night introspection. First gaining attention with his 2013 full-length debut Nonfiction, he released Potential in 2016, and returned with the vivid Mercury in 2022.