DJ, Jazz drummer and producer SLOWOLF aka Andreas Asingh releases highly anticipated EP ‘White Feathers’ on 6th May.
The ‘White Feathers’ EP will showcase SLOWOLF at his best, seamlessly weaving influences of Hip-Hop, Jazz, R&B and Grime together in one wonderful mix. Tracks are distinct, but the EP is firmly held together with SLOWOLF‘s unique and stylist sonic vision featuring a variety of soon to be announced artists, ranging from high profile US vocalists to MCs making a splash in the UK Grime scene.
Following the release of ‘The Ring’ feat. Pell, which received support from BBC Radio 1‘s Huw Stephens, DJ Semtex and Spotify‘s New Music Friday playlist, SLOWOLF followed this up by dropping new single ‘White Feathers’ featuring Kimbra (Gotye‘s ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’).
The new single features SLOWOLF‘s signature genre bending production, blending futuristic Hip-Hop, alternative jazz and R&B influences – leaving just the perfect space for Kimbra‘s power house vocals to shine.
Accompanied by a video shot on location in LA in a hippie commune, Kimbra said of working with the DJ, “I connected with SLOWOLF after he remixed a track for me called ‘Goldmine’. I loved his use of organic instrumentation matched with the electronic elements like heavy drops and cut-up, out-of-the-box groove approaches. It’s been great to collaborate on this track (which we did from separate countries!) and to then explore the song in a live context together where it took on a different life. The song to me is about courage and rising from the ashes after times of pain.”
And the single was indeed born out of pain and hope for the future. Andreas’ 4th child, son Karlo was diagnosed with downs syndrome or as Andreas puts it to his children: “Little brother Karlo is born with an extra feather in is cap. Instead of looking at him as being different from normal I see him as a very special and unique child that stands out for all the right reasons. When Karlo showed up, I felt blessed and I do not doubt that he will teach me great lessons in the future.”
Speaking of Kimbra, SLOWOLF stated, “In my world Kimbra is one of the greatest and most unique living female vocalists. She is an artist with a capital A and has the craziest melodic surplus. After working remotely on the track we finally got to meet face to face in a studio in LA. We only needed to play the song a few times before we recorded a live session video the day after! Instead of doing a normal music video I wanted to do a live session and we found this great location – a hippie ranch in the outskirts of LA. People were living in old trailers and buses surrounded by goats, donkeys, chickens and old cars – just the perfect setting for the song ”.
‘White Feathers’ feat. Kimbra is out now, while EP ‘White Feathers’ is out 6 May via Playground Music.