what i'm listening to
LA based duo Vindata (Branden Ratcliff & Jared Poythress), teamed up with Portland based producer, Electric Mantis (Wyatt Pearson) for the uplifting track 'You Can Stay'. The artists apparently have been online friends for the past 4 years ago, so to say the least a collaboration is long overdue. Liv Dawson's killer vocal performance provides the track with more texture and brings out the emotion in the instrumental.
The moment I listened to this track the words 'instant classic' came to mind. The collaboration between ZHU (Steven Zhu) and Tame Impala (Kevin Parker & Band) is one of the most fitting cross-genre collaborations I've seen in awhile and their individual styles compliment each other tremendously. The result is jaw-dropping with spine-tingling vocals provided by Tame Impala front man Kevin Parker, lusciously interwoven with ZHU's classic Deep House inspired sounds paired with a wide-array of instruments
Paul Fisher (Fisher) is a jack of all trades; a former WQS surfer, vlogger and for the past 8 years, a producer. His tech house song 'YA KIDDING', has been played out by countless deep-house Producers (Claude Vonstroke, Drezo, Tchami, Malaa, etc.) and it always gets the dance floor going. The sound design is sub-shattering and you find yourself longing for the synth plucks at the beginning of every drop. Fisher has released a multitude of solid tracks and I can't wait to see what he has in store for future releases.