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Listen to Frythm x Lake Hills’ audio alchemy, ‘Safer with You’

Multi-instrumentalist and electronic producer Frythm has teamed up with LA-based experimental artist Lake Hills on a trippy new track, ‘Safer with You’, released on 8 December, 2023 through Alpha Pup Records. Frythm and Lake Hills produced and mixed the track themselves with it being mastered by Grammy Award-winning engineer Daddy Kev (Ross From Friends, Flying Lotus, Shigeto). Individually, they have already carved out names for themselves in the US, with Lake Hills recently appearing at iii Points Miami, as well as collaborating with Ivy Lab on the IFG Tour. Frythm has previously received support from the likes of BBC Radio 6 presenter Tom Ravenscroft, Complex UK, KEXP, and more. Frythm most recently performed at Leaving Records’ popular outdoor Listen to Music Outside in the Daylight under a Tree as well as multiple bills for Daddy Kev‘s outstanding LA weekly Scenario with artists Little Snake and St. Panther.

As Lake Hills x Frythm, the pair are a production powerhouse. Seamlessly blending the popular appeal of tech-house rhythms with drum and bass grit, all coated in an otherworldly dreaminess, ‘Safer with You’ offers the listeners ominous tones hinting at nostalgia and anticipation, acid claps, surrounding low-end rhythms and resonant pads. Moving between four-on-the-floor kicks and atmospherically liquid house beats, this collaboration is a track for fans of underground beatmakers such as Nosaj Thing, Flying Lotus, and Flume.

Frythm reflected: “I remember sending this one to Jake [Lake Hills] and him immediately texting me: “We [are] ascending to the heavens haha!”. Another moment of us just having fun with it. The vocal sample was resurrected from an old session I had with LA singer/DJ Seyaa. Constructed during the witching hour themed around feeling safe and comfortable with someone that you love.”

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