Canadian DJs/producers/artists Sydney Blu and Shelley Johannson have aired their collaborative tune “Getting Closer“.
The track features on their powerful two-track debut EP “Getting Closer/ Drive Me Crazy”, out today, July 21 via Swedish label Truesoul (run by Adam Beyer). Get it here.
Their maiden collaboration is an inspiring link up of styles, with the pair spending six months refining the work. ‘Getting Closer’ is vibes from the get-go, a shimmering and propulsive slice of late-night dancefloor fun, with a foot in both house and techno camps.
On the other hand, ‘Drive Me Crazy’, steps up the intensity, a dynamic offering that mines elements of silky progressive, heady after-hours house and thrilling peak-time techno throughout its six-minute duration.
Speaking about the story behind the EP, Sydney Blu shares:
“We deeply admire each other’s work and serendipitously crossed paths at Electric Island, a festival in Toronto last year. Engaging in a brief conversation, we swiftly decided to dive into the studio and create an EP exclusively for Truesoul. After six months of dedicated effort, the EP was completed and signed by the label. It was an immensely exciting and focused endeavor that we undertook solely for this esteemed record label!”
Take a listen below.
Photo: Sydney Blu & Shelley Johannson FB