Drawing inspiration from The 1975, The Japanese House, Taylor Swift, Bleachers, Skrillex, and Harry Styles, 24-year-old California-born musician and producer, Retrograded aka Jackson Klarsfeld, has established a unique sound you can’t help but dance to, with an emphasis on crafting meaningful lyrics akin to that of indie and singer-songwriter genres. Following the success of his 2020 album, Red Lights at Midnight, “Hi I Miss You” became the top-streamed track, garnering over 1.4 million plays on Spotify to date. The recent release of "Subway Song" landed Retrograded a coveted spot on Spotify's Fresh Finds Indie playlist, leading to thousands of streams. In late 2022, Retrograded was handpicked to perform at the first-ever Music You’re Missing #UPNEXTFEST, hosted by the acclaimed podcast in Cambridge, MA and was welcomed back to play their first ever Bedroom Pop Party at Big Night Live in 2023. Earning rave reviews from the likes of Noisetrend, For the Punks, A1234, and more, all eyes are on Retrograded as he quickly cements himself as an NYC-based genre-bending artist.
Retrograded (Jackson Klarsfeld)
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"Retrograded simultaneously embodies a nostalgic past and boundless future. The 22-year-old singer-songwriter and producer is building a distinct discography filled with textured lo-fi hip-hop, pop-punk and bedroom pop soundscapes that are amplified by acutely vulnerable lyrics."
"You go back through any of his previous releases and quickly see him go from lo-fi to electronic to indie pop whilst continuously adding his own twist to the genres, giving them his own sonic flavour."
"As Klarsfeld is taking steps into the daunting, music industry world, Think of Me is his first serious venture into it."
"The energy in the room was at an all time high during this closing set, at one point I was even convinced the floor was going to cave in from the sheer amount of force bouncing on top of it."
2M+ Total Streams
13.4K Monthly Listeners
Ticket History Highlights
SOLD OUT - SAVANT Soho Sofar Sounds (12/6/23)
SOLD OUT - Bowery Electric Main Stage (7/29/23)
SOLD OUT - Bowery Electric Map Room (3/31/23)
Shared Stages With
Music You’re Missing’s #UPNEXTFEST @ Sonia Middle East
Music You’re Missing’s Bedroom Pop Party @ Big Night Live