Introducing Flash 89 and his charging new house anthem, Generate
Generate follows on from his well-loved official remix of PNAU's Go Bang.
Adelaide has always had a large part in Australia's house music market, largely thanks to the now-international force that is Motez as well as other break-outs such as Sonny Fodera (who, as you're about to find out, is a bit of an influence for this house act). Flash 89 is one of the city's more recent and low-key house names, but with his newest single Generate, it wouldn't surprise me if he becomes more of a well-known name heading into 2018. It follows on from his well-loved official remix of PNAU's Go Bang (below), which upped the energy level of the already thumping PNAU hit by turning it into a dark, sweaty club stomper, something which his new single definitely follows suit in with its heaving house sound. Generate is dark and heavy, stomping with thick bass kicks and deep synth lines which prove relentless underneath the single's repeating vocal. It's a song we definitely feel will get a solid rinsing in the clubs, which is why we sent him a couple of Q's about the single and everything else going on right now to dive into while you get swept up by the thick pulse of Generate and his anthemic Go Bang remix below:
Tell us about yourself?
Adelaide-based producer that loves writing and playing dance records. I’ve been developing Flash 89 for the past 12 months.
What kinda tunes we talkin’?
Anything that has a dope groove and makes people wanna move; all things house pretty much. I’ve taken a lot of influence from the UK sonically with acts like Eats Everything, Patrick Topping and fellow Adelaide-ian Sonny Fodera to name a few.
My process is forever changing. Generally, I’ll write the record once I’m confident I have all the parts I need. I’ll find something to sample and it’ll usually start as an 8 bar or 24 bar loop. Once I’ve nailed the main elements of my track (beat, bass, hook and/or melody), I’ll write it all into a record, fine tune, mix down and then finish with the all-important car test. If your record sounds good in the car, it’ll sound good in the club.
Can you tell us about your new single, Generate?
Generate is a quirky house track that’s purpose-built to get the party started. It really embodies what the Flash 89 vibe on a whole is about.
Any shows coming up?
On the tail end of last year I was fortunate enough to be invited by Pnau to play at their ARIA after party and support them during their tour; off the back of remixing their latest single Go Bang. Aside from that, I’m currently in production mode knee deep in the studio, just writing as much music as I can.
What’s the rest of the year have in store?
I’ve got a whole bunch of music coming; A collection of originals along with some key remixes that I’m really excited about.
Where can we hear more of your music?
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