Golden Features and ODESZA unite for BRONSON project, share two singles
The collaborative project and its first two tastes also comes with news of a full-length record, expected this July.
Golden Features and ODESZA are two projects that in 2020, barely need an introduction. The former has become synonymous with Australia's modern-day electronic scene, both as a renowned producer - SECT, Golden Features' 2018 debut album, is one of the best Australian electronic records in recent memory, and his collaborative EP with The Presets is all gold - and a festival favourite, recognised for an immersive live show that goes a little deeper than the standard DJ set. ODESZA, meanwhile, have blossomed into international heroes with a cult-like fanbase; their stirring electronica moving between the triumphant and grand, and the more subtle and vocal-led (but either way, ODESZA kill it).
BRONSON, however, is a project that might need an introduction - but not for long. It's a collaborative partnership between Golden Features and ODESZA announced earlier this week, with the two production forces teaming up for a full-length, self-titled record later this year that's sure to showcase the strengths of Golden Features' dance music and the balance between lightness and heaviness often captured within, as well as ODESZA's intricately-pieced electronica, and how they intertwine it with guest collaborators that for this album, span across genres.
Today, the project officially launches with its first two singles, the lau.ra-assisted HEART ATTACK and VAULTS. From the get-go, both Golden Features' and ODESZA's imprint on the two singles are apparent, with each side of the BRONSON journey utilising their masterful production techniques to help the other side shine with theirs. On HEART ATTACK, for example, lau.ra - of Ultraísta - weaves in and out of a production that unites Golden Features' signature darkness with the percussive intricacy and otherworldly vocal cries familiar with ODESZA.
VAULTS is one for the club heads, removing the guest vocals for a sprawling four-minutes of dynamic electronica that contrasts subtle rises and falls with hard-handed, warping breakdowns that twist and turn with that sense of electronic experimentation that makes itself known in a lot of Golden Features' work, but also shines in ODESZA's when the pairing are pushed to their limits. It's strobe-lit and glistened with the sweat of 3AM; VAULTS' final climactic burst detailing how ODESZA and Golden Features can spin their sounds into larger-than-life moments without sacrificing the detail that's often laden within their sounds.
Both HEART ATTACK and VAULTS will feature on the BRONSON project's self-titled collaborative album, which with its release on July 17, will also welcome tracks alongside Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs and Gallant, as well as tracks featuring vocals from both Golden Features and ODESZA. It's going to be a big day for dance music, but in the meantime, strap yourselves in for the ride and dive into HEART ATTACK and VAULTS below:
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