A-Trak and Baauer drop collaborative two-side ahead of Australian festival shows
Fern Gully / Dumbo Drop arrives ahead of a B2B tour across the US, and solo festival slots at Field Day, ORIGIN NYE and New Zealand's Rhythm and Vines.
A-Trak and Baauer are two electronic legends in their own right, with the former pioneering modern-day electronic DJing culture and the latter being one of trap's most influential names. Ahead of an incredibly cool looking B2B tour in the US throughout November and a couple of festival shows in Australia (not B2B at this stage, unfortunately), the two heavyweights have paired up for a new collaborative two-side to run with the tour – Fern Gully / Dumbo Drop. The two-side sees both Baauer and A-Trak distance themselves from their typical production style, pushing the limits of club creativity for a bouncy pair of singles both heavily influenced by South America's bustling music scene. Fern Gully is the leading single of the two, with thick percussion layers combining with vocal samples and playful melodies which evolve as the single's short duration continues. Dumbo Drop, on the other hand, is a quirky, house-infused instrumental, which kicks off by combining airy synth and four-on-the-floor bass that gradually grows into another percussive avalanche which continues to push the frontiers of club.
The percussive club sound is reminiscent of some of Australia's own names – most notably Lewis Cancut and Swick's early collaborative work – but its care-free and energetic flavour has us captivated. If you're reading this in the US, check out Baauer and A-Trak on their B2B tour which kicks off this weekend in Denver – full dates HERE. For those in the Southern Hemisphere, check out A-Trak and Baauer separately at this upcoming Origin NYE, Field Day and Rhythm & Vines (NZ) festivals and who knows, if the US tour goes well enough maybe we'll get a couple of cheeky B2B sets here too?
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