Laya Laya is a collaboration between two 2nd-gen British Indians – songwriter Freya Zai and producer Super Joshi. Having worked together for a few years now conjuring up their own unique blend of pop, r&b and otherworldliness the London duo have released 4 singles with recognition from the likes of Clash and BBC Radio. Now returning with the astronomical track ‘Asteroid’ , the new single showcases Laya Laya’s ability to transport their listeners with their ethereal and captivating sounds.
Freya Zai on how the track was created:
“I liked the sound of the word ‘Asteroid’ and the idea of an asteroid hurtling around space. To me, it was similar to yearning for someone who is hard to pin down and always on the move, physically and emotionally. Although this scenario would be heart-wrenching in reality I kept the lyrics and vocals light, a little tongue in cheek, with a youthfulness about it.”
Accompanied by an interstellar music video to match the celestial vibe of the track, ‘Asteroid’ was written title-first, inspired by Laya Laya’s space influenced sounds of their previous tracks ‘Gravity’ and ‘I Can Feel You’. The duos previous tracks have not just caught the attention of press and radio but have also earned them tens of thousands of streams on Spotify.
Not following trends by any means, the most important thing to Laya Laya is to just have fun with making music and staying true to themselves. With varied influences from artists such as Frank Ocean, Lion Babe, George Michael and FKA Twigs and genres ranging from 90s garage to dance, it’s no wonder Laya Laya are pushing boundaries with their genre-bending sound.
Music producer Bastian Benjamin leaves his listeners speechless once again with the highly experimental yet delicate offering ‘Threshold’. The single is one of four of his latest offerings to feature on his highly anticipated album release Two Truths on the 4th of December.
Bastian Benjamin gives his fans insight on the new single’s meaning: “The moment when the end is in sight, and you can already touch the light. Is the moment where one final sprint is going to occur. And you will have to do it all yourself.
Carrying an uplifting note, ‘Threshold’ possesses similar energy to its predecessor ‘Confrontation’.Muze FM commented on ‘Confrontation’ recently, “‘Confrontation’ hooks the listener into a world of possibility and wonder, with Benjamin‘s mystical and enchanting notes that ease the mind for its duration.”
‘Threshold’ inspires the listener to take that leap, or fall before the victory. Exuding with bold & rich electronics, Benjamin finds a divine balance of experimental harmony and an uplifting melody.
Music producer JORI SJÖROOS has unleashed his latest masterpiece, song titled ‘GOTH PERREO’ with critically acclaimed songstress Chisu, and let us just say that it has the ingredients of a charming nightmare.
DoofDoof shares, “Filled with distorted electronic beats and melodic and angelic vocals from songstress Chisu, ‘GOTH PERREO’ feels like a beautifully haunting dance between darkness and light.
JORI SJÖROOS speaks about the song’s concept, “I was jamming with a reggaeton beat and wanted to push it as dark as possible. I had this image of 2 people twerking each other in a dark club built in a church made of stone. I needed some classic vibes for the song so I requested opera vocals from my wife who’s an artist and an extraordinary singer. I’m inspired by the freaky Latin American underground reggaeton/dancehall movement called “Neo Perreo”, and as a fan, I wanted to do my own “Perreo” which became “GOTH PERREO”.”
JORI SJÖROOS adds balance with Chisu’s soothing vocals, but JORI SJÖROOS still manages to shine with beautiful chaos throughout the track.
It is official release day for global nomad and music producer Ka Fu, who has just dropped a new single, ‘The Hope Is Open’. This new offering adds to the anticipation of the music producer’s upcoming album Heretic (October 2020), his second album release to date.
Wave Music share, “‘The Hope Is Open’ feels like a light wave that is crashing over you at the same time, Ka Fu’s music is like dynamite waiting to explode.”
Ka Fu adds his thoughts, “This track is about the neverending path of finding your own home. Everyone was born somewhere and that is our physical home but still, our soul is always in search of the place to be connected with. My experience is that it’s all about my internal world and not the pictures around it. For instance, if I’m ready to open my heart to everyone I meet on my way, accepting people as they are without any fears, means that my home is open and it’s everywhere I go. I tried to compose the track as deeply as possible with big bass lines that then are overflowed with another bass elements – all to create the floating feeling of calmness and inspiration at the same time, like in my life – I’m always interested in what comes next.”