Donatachi takes things in a new direction with ‘A/S/L (feat .Tashka & Blair De Milo)’

DONATACHI has teamed up with Tashka and Blair De Milo on his newest release, ‘A/S/L’. We haven’t heard from the Sydney producer for a little while beyond his remix for Sidechains favourites HI LIFE, but it’s with good reason.

“‘A/S/L’ is a true indication of my direction as an artist and producer, and to me it’s like the first official Donatachi release. I wanted to work the friends I had started with. Everything with Tashka and Blair comes so naturally; we are all on the same wavelength creatively,” Donatachi said.

In terms of artistic direction, it’s just like Donatachi says – there are elements there of the bright, electro/future-pop of his earlier tracks, but on the whole, ‘A/S/L’ is something totally new. It’s more low-key, the bassline (and the track itself) are much grittier, and it’s generally just that much darker than you might expect. That being said, the bubblegum-pop, video game inspired sounds are still there, as are the frenetic synths and sampling, but there’s also hints of trap, R’n’B, and most noticeably, quite a hefty rap verse in there too.

Donatachi is showing with ‘A/S/L’ that there’s a lot more to his skills as a producer than you might think, and a much wider array of influences at play. He’s called the track a “fresh start”, and if it’s indicative of what’s to come in the future, then we’ll be waiting with baited breath.

You can cop ‘A/S/L (feat. Tashka and Blair De Milo)’ for free on Soundcloud.

Words by Ted Dwyer

Photograph by Lily Austin

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