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HUMANS is a Canadian indie-electronic duo made up of musicians Robbie Slade and Peter Ricq.

Since the beginning, HUMANS have established themselves by creating sounds that successfully fuse experimental electronic elements with catchy indie-pop hooks. Focusing on performance and production styles of both the past and present, HUMANS have consistently impressed upon audiophiles with their technical and compositional skills.
The duo’s self-released EP Avec Mes Mecs captured the blind, wild, captivating joy of unrestrained youth, and seminal lyrics like “Who knew all we had to do was party” quickly made the EP a house party staple. The follow-up EP, Traps was released with Hybridity Music. The release saw critical acclaim and college radio success, holding the #1 position for 6 weeks on the earshot electronic charts, and ranking in the top ten on BPM. Traps received a 4/5 on Resident Advisor, and the record was featured on XLR8R, Prefix, Indie Shuffle, Spinner, Interview Magazine, Rcrd Lbl.
Their debut LP, Noontide, was Juno-nominated for “Electronic Album of the Year” (2015). The LP is an evolution of HUMANS carefully constructed, innovative mix of heavy electronics and modern pop sensibilities. The album is a synthesis of time and space, and a testament to the many influences that make up the band’s core. Noontide was released February 24th, 2015 via Hybridity Music, one of Canada’s leading independent electronic labels.The Water Water EP was on March of 2016 via Mom + Pop in the US and Haven Sounds in Canada, and brought HUMANS new fans at press including premiere partners at The Fader, Pigeons & Planes, and Zane Lowe at Apple’s Beats1.HUMANS released the musical score of the theatrical motion picture Dead Shack early 2018 alongside with Lakeshore Records. HUMANS produced the official soundtrack and score for Peter Ricq’s film in 2017 witch premiered at Sitges, NIFFF, Fantasia, VIFF and Morbido Film Fest and more.Now, with support from Third Side Music (one of the biggest names in publishing), their latest LP, Going Late, was recently released in 2019. The new LP was made with the help of Nik Kozub and features Grammy-winning producer Carlos De La Garza on album track ‘Still About You’ as well as So Loki for vocals on the track ‘RUN’.

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03-21-2018

Canada Cool by TUNE new music playlists on Spotify is stacked! Hear tracks from Frankiie, Mute Choir, Ellevator, Jaunt, Miesha & the Spanks, The Bandicoots, Basement Revolver, Young Galaxy, Humans, Adrian Underhill, Kira May, Everett Bird, and Rich Aucoin!

03-14-2018

Read Audible Addixion’s excellent Do’s and Don’ts Guide for listening to Humans’ ‘The Feels’ EP!

03-13-2018

Huge thanks to Canadian Beats for the very kind review of Humans’ new ‘The Feels’ EP!

02-05-2018

Humans talks to Vents Magazine Street Team Page. See what they had to say!

02-04-2018

Canadian Beats covered the latest Humans show in Toronto, check out the photos below!

02-02-2018

Thanks Stuart Derdeyn for reviewing Humans new EP for The Vancouver Sun!

01-26-2018

IX Daily features Humans’s video for ‘Sip It’!

01-26-2018

Humans release new video for ‘Sip It’. EARMILK has the details!

01-20-2018

Humans release ‘Sip It’ video announce EP release for Jan 26th! Head to No Filter Ottawa for the full details!

01-20-2018

Humans’ ‘The Feels’ is streaming now on Faeton Music Blog!

12-01-2017

Humans announce new ‘The Feels’ EP, tour dates and remix contest. Find all the details at DOPECAUSEWESAID!

09-29-2017

Check out the new Humans Virtual Reality video for ‘The Feels’ at Freelancer Magazine!

09-22-2017

Check out Humans ‘The Feels’ video streaming now on Baeble Music!

09-22-2017

Grimy Goods premieres the great new VR video for Humans song ‘The Feels’.

08-25-2017

SpinGrey adds the new Humans single ‘The Feels’ to their wicked Spotify playlist!

08-11-2017

Never Radio shares Humans’ new song as ‘Today’s Track’!

08-07-2017

New music from Benjamin Stevie, Humans and Unbloom featured on Week In Pop over at Impose!

06-23-2017

Listen to the new Humans single ‘Boys & Girls’ at The Burning Ear!

06-18-2017

“one of those hard-hitting anthems to get the feet a-tapping and the heads-a-bobbing” The Beatforest on the new one from Humans!

06-18-2017

New music from GOOD KID, Sibling, Humans, and Harrison Storm on idobi Radio’s new Jukebox!

06-18-2017

“it has such an infectious, deep-bass, tech-house groove that has had me hitting replay for like an hour now, and I’m probably not going to stop anytime soon!” The new Humans single ‘Boys & Girls’ up on acid stag!

06-08-2017

Humans release interactive 360º virtual reality video and EARMILK has your first look!

05-19-2017

Humans sat down with The Spill Magazine to talk about music, touring, the future, and the music industry in 2017.

05-03-2017

New video & single from Humans is up on Extreme Nonchalance!

04-22-2017

New Humans track today! Some Kind Of Awesome has the details!

05-19-2016

Programm latest ‘Jukai’ makes CBC Radio 3’s R3-30 this week at the 27th spot, Humans also staying in the line-up!

05-12-2016

Programm and Humans are must see acts at Canadian Music Week!. – blogTO

05-12-2016

Humans holding strong on CBC Music R3-30!

05-02-2016

Humans at #20 on this week’s R3-30 at CBC Music!

04-20-2016

Both Humans and Pet Sun are on this week’s CBC Music R3-30!

04-20-2016

Quip Magazine sat down with Humans before their last Toronto show.

04-20-2016

Humans moving on up CBC Music’s R3-30 this week! Pet Sun stays in the top ten!

04-20-2016

Head over to The Revue to hear about Humans SXSW adventures!

04-06-2016

New tracks from Humans and Fog Lake up on My Old Kentucky Blog’s SiriusXMU Radio show!

04-06-2016

Humans up on CBC Music’s R3-30! Pet Sun up to #4 on the charts!

04-06-2016

Head to Live in Limbo for the exclusive premiere of Humans All My Smalltown DJs Remix) video!

  The band is nominated for Best Electronic Album at the Juno‘s this weekend!

04-06-2016

Humans on Pigeons and Planes “Best of SoundCloud” for March!.

  Listen to “Bout Chu” off of their new “Water Water” EP.

03-31-2016

Ben at The Toronto Star features Humans as in the latest “Your New Favourite Thing” column.

03-31-2016

Humans are giving away some tickets + a chance to hang with the band!

03-22-2016

Humans part of Alan Cross Official’s New Music From The Inbox this week!

03-22-2016

Vancity Buzz shares the latest video from Juno Award-nominees Humans!

“…the track’s beautifully complex layers, deep groove, and airy atmospherics are ever-present and compliment the laid-back vibe that comprises the video”

03-22-2016

Discover the new Humans ‘Water Water’ EP and video at 102.1 the Edge!

03-17-2016

Chart Attack understands that once you put on the Humans bomber jacket you automatically look cool as shit.

03-17-2016

Watch the new Humans video on Clunkmagazine!

Look out for the band at SXSW!

03-17-2016

The Beatforest has some high praise for the new Humans single.

03-17-2016

Northern Transmissions names the new Humans the “Video of the day”!

03-15-2016

The new single from Humans is the “Track of the Day” at The Spill Magazine!

03-15-2016

Humans have a new video out for the radio edit of ‘Water Water’. Head toExclaim! to watch and find all their tour info!

Humans have a new video out for the radio edit of ‘Water Water’. Head toExclaim! to watch and find all their tour info!

03-15-2016

New Humans video premiered at EARMILK today!

Watch for the band on tour!

03-15-2016

The new Humans EP featured on The Permanent Rain Press!

03-10-2016

Ride the Tempo features the new single from Humans!

03-10-2016

THUMP has a fantastic new mix from Humans.

03-07-2016

New Humans single is Clunkmagazine’s ‪#‎Songoftheweek‬!

03-04-2016

New Humans track is premiering right now at Pigeons and Planes!

New Water Water EP is out tomorrow (March 4) via Mom + Pop/Haven Sound!

03-02-2016

Fantastic piece on the new Humans single “Water Water” up on Sodwee.com!

“From indie dance, to deep house and electro. Humans manage what few can achieve”