“I started the instrumental at my apartment in Manly, Sydney – first working with the drums and arrangement, then building chords around it. I did some vocal bits as sketches before meeting up with Andrew Wyatt from Miike Snow in his studio in New York City. Andrew was writing things in his own head while I played the song over and over then after about an hour he jumped up and said, “stop” and launched into singing this amazing chorus melody. He was singing in jibberish into his phone, and then fleshed out the lyrics of the chorus and verses. I finished it off with the crazy ending further down the line, a few months later.
The last four months have been the longest non-touring period I’ve had since the album came out a few years ago. I love travelling, but Sydney is my home. It was humbling to be able to make something in a building so iconic. Being inside the Sydney Opera House filming overnight with no one in the building was a real privilege – it has such a presence, so much character. The director Clemens really nailed the balance I wanted between the real and synthetic and he has a great eye. It’s our love letter to Sydney.”
Galantis is a newly formed Swedish production duo that consists of Christian “Bloodshy” Karlsson (of Miike Snow fame) and Linus Eklow better known as Style of Eye. Their debut is a house anthem entitled “Smile” that dropped today on Big Beat Records. The track pops off with an infectious hook, a beat that propels the track forward and intertwining male and female vocals. The track has already seen support from dance music heavyweights such as Kaskade, Tiesto, Dada Life, Pete Tong and Diplo.
Swedish indie all-star band Amason releases their first track “Margins”. Amason are Gustaf Ejstes (Dungen), Amanda Hollingby (Idiot Wind), Nils Törnqvist (Little Majorette), Petter Winnberg (Little Majorette) and Pontus Winnberg (Miike Snow). In a few weeks Amason will perform their debut show at Stockholm club Debaser Medis (February 2nd) and then the following day they’ll be performing at Gothenburg’s Filmfestival (Pustervik).
“If you don´t have access to other chemical tools, we hope that this could unite/transform the experience of a drive from Dalarna in Sweden to Big Sur. If not, a combination to recommend.”