Night Tales drop introverted house banger, ‘Back 2 Me’
Kamaliza and Third Floor (aka Aaron Bannie) are accomplished artists in their own right; it’s when they combine, though, that magic truly happens. Meet NIGHT TALES, a Sydney-based project between the two that – if their latest cut, ‘Back 2 Me’, is anything to go by – is slated for huge things this year.
The duo generated some serious heat with their debut ‘Move You’ towards the end of last year; a warm, halcyon take on house with a generous helping of more modern deep house that served as one hell of an introduction to their craft. With ‘Back 2 Me’, they’ve truly outdone themselves, creating a house banger worthy of every dancefloor.
According to the group, their main aim is a focus on songwriting, chord progressions and lyrics. Right out of the gate they prove themselves on ‘Back 2 Me’- from the bright synth hook, blaring bassline and half-step hats, there’s plenty to get stuck in your head. The vocals and lyrics, rather than being a filler element like it can be on house tracks, actually serves a purpose and tells a story of a strained relationship.
Where I feel ‘Back 2 Me’ is unique in terms of house music is how tight, almost claustrophobic the mix is. Every element – from the vocals, the drums and the bass – is loud and proud, close to being overwhelming but just backing off. That said, some elements sound detached from one another; the vocals in the chorus, for instance, seem totally independent from the instrumental. The result is a tumultuous, introverted house track, an almost oxymoronic sound but one that the duo pull off without a hitch.
‘Back 2 Me’ is a catchy house cut with some emotion lurking in the basement – the fact that it works so well is a testament to the skill present in Night Tales. Be sure to check them out at the dates below to dance your butt off to this banger.
Saturday, 17th February 2018
“Back 2 Me” Single Launch @ Nice Juan, Oxford Art Factory – Sydney
Saturday, 24th February 2018
YOURS @ Beach Rd Hotel, Bondi Beach – Sydney
WORDS BY MAX LEWIS