Five for Friday: 9th Nov 2018
Sarai - Let Me Let You In
Australian pop artist Sarai has put out a smooth new self-produced single today called "Let Me Let You In". Her stunning vocals dance over a reggaeton beat with warm electronic bass and the chorus shows off a catchy, melodic lead synth. Sarai explains: "This track is about letting go of things that no longer serve you. There are so many distractions that don't deserve the energy they require. This song is about taking back control and focusing on what is good for you. It's about saying no." Stay tuned to her YouTube as she will be releasing a video clip for the song later this month!
Codeko - Woke Up feat. Xuitcasecity
UK-based producer Codeko has teamed up with hip hop/pop duo Xuitcasecity and put out a banging future bass party anthem called "Woke Up". As the lyrics say, "Woke up, no shirt, I've lost my phone / I don't know how I made it home / Small bet, this time would be the end / But I'm just gon' do it all again."
Codeko said of the track: "I came up with the idea for 'woke up' a few months ago just before I graduated from university, and actually wrote/produced & sung it all myself. Implementing a hip-hop verse into a dance track convincingly seems rare at the moment, and I am really excited about how the verse slots in & how well the record retains it's electronic roots. Its my favourite track ive made to date."
Dimes - Find Ü
New single "Find Ü" from Brisbane-based electronic duo Dimes deftly morphs from a DnB-like intro to dance pop verses to a trap drop and back again, and the fantastic vocals add emotion and a beautiful topline melody to the track. Dimes also recently released a cool Halloween-themed track with Rico Act called Mike Myers.
Slumberjack x Machine Age - Daggers
Australian artists Slumberjack and Machine Age have released a new electronic rock track together called "Daggers". The track has a gritty rock style with fantastic vocals from Machine Age about making mistakes chasing a love that's never meant to be. "The goal has always been to write music that's so different from everything else we've done, explore new genres, new sounds, new instruments, and I think Daggers is the perfect example of that," said Fletcher of Slumberjack. He and Morgan recently travelled to Morgan's hometown in Sarawak, Malaysia, writing:
"There's been a lot of touring in the last year, all over the globe, and it's been unbelievably incredible, but it's left us feeling digitally isolated and has strangled creativity. This cycle desperately needed to be broken, so we decided to travel... again. But this was different – we went somewhere that was very familiar to Morgan and extremely foreign to me. Somewhere we could spend time living fully in the present, experiencing the natural beauty of the rainforest and sampling the unique sounds of the jungles, caves and traditional instruments we came across."
The duo have captured their experiences in film and in renewed creativity for their music. They are currently touring in the U.S. until early next year when they'll be back in Australia touring in support of their upcoming EP "Sarawak". Watch their video clip for the song below featuring live performances from both acts.
Big Pineapple - Another Chance (Keanu Silva Remix)
Who is Big Pineapple? "The mysterious Big Pineapple grew up on a remote island where he was left as a baby. Growing up there he made the most out of his lonely situation, mostly making toys and later on art from the pineapples he was surrounded with. A few years ago he met a stranger who showed him the wondrous world of electronic music. He fell in love with the sound immediately and decided to dedicate his life to making music. Years pass. Until one day that stranger saw his dedication and hard work and decided to take him under his wing. That stranger is also known as Don Diablo and the rest is... well about to be history."
This last track is based on Roger Sanchez's "Another Chance" which hit #1 in the UK charts in 2001. You might recognize the video clip for it. German producer Keanu Silva's remix will have you groovin' for sure. The track starts out soft while building up the feels, and then brings the heat in the chorus with tight production and a super dancey, bouncy beat.