Introducing Peter Payne and his gloomy new banger, Say When feat. Harley Bird
The Perth-based producer is switching things up, with fantastic results.
Peter Payne is a name anyone worth their salt in the Perth clubbing community will have seen floating around, particularly in the trap/bass worlds. In recent times though he's turned his attention towards production, with a shift towards something a little different, and the results are already pretty exciting. He's just released a new single, Say When feat. Harley Bird (grab it HERE), and we are all about it. It's gloomy as hell, but not in a sad boy way, more like 'Fuck it's 4am at the kick-on and we need some serious vibes' kinda way. We flicked him a few questions to go with the track, which you can check out below:
Tell us about about yourself?
Hi I'm Pete and right now I'm lying on my friend's couch in London with a wicked hangover and a wet towel on my head. I'm from Perth, WA, I've been writing tunes for about 3-4 years and I'm slowly starting to find my sound.
What kinda tunes we talkin’?
Musically I've always been pretty diverse, but this new string of tunes/sound I'm going for is more on the chill vibe. Think 40's production meets Mura Masa's vibe.
It all starts with an idea - whether it be drums, a chord progression or a synth, and grows from there. I usually like to get the skeleton down pretty fast and keep building until I'm happy.
Can you tell us about your new single, Say When?
Say When is a special one to me. The beat itself completely changed from the first demo, which had my dad playing guitar on it, a lot of African percussion and a real Hawaii vibe. But once Harley sent me his take on it vocally I instantly knew that the track had to be stripped right back and the spotlight shifted to his amazing voice. I wrote the new demo when I was going through a few changes in my life, a bit of a difficult time, and I definitely feel like I really did connect with it and channel my emotions into the track.
Any shows coming up?
Yes! I'm playing at Halloween Fest with a bunch of really close friends on October 28th!
What’s the rest of the year have in store?
I'm going to be focusing on writing a lot more music. I have another couple of tracks up my sleeve, a few unfinished demos and a stack of new ideas. There's also a few more shows which will be announced later in the year!
Where can we hear more of your music?
Mainly via SOUNDCLOUD and FACEBOOK, but if you drive past my mum's house she's usually blasting it all day/night. She rules ey.