Redlight ‘Gold Teeth’
Following up the release of UK summer jam and internet hit, 9TS (90s Baby), Bristol producer REDLIGHT is back with another ultimate dance track: Gold Teeth.
Made around the same time as 9TS, this new track follows suit with sparse beats, an almost dub bass line and glitchy female vocal loops. It’s a step away from the more soulful, emotive realm he was in when he released Cure Me four months ago, and shows him making way for himself right in the middle of Bristol Club Land.
There’s a lot going on in this track, with elements of house and breakbeat present, with a little bit of dub and drum and bass thrown in for good measure. It’s infectious and so damn catchy I’m going to have, “Gold teeth and lemon haze / Repeated for seven days,” in my head for around the same time! The track also reaffirms Redlight‘s penchant for female vocals, and features distorted ‘talk-singing’ on loop.
Kicking off with just the vocals and a scattered drum beat, the track comes in slowly as more and more is added into the mix. Bubbling synths swirl, sirens sound and the bass kicks in to take the track off and running. The drum beats weave in and out of jungle and house influences as well, and drops just where it should.
Gold Teeth is officially released on December 7, and is part of a bigger picture, with Redlight telling THUMP recently that the track will have “a deeper meaning when put with other tracks from my album project”. Both 9TS and Gold Teeth indicate a transition into a more bass-laden house side of Redlight, which is understandable given his rise in the Bristol club scene. He’s also received nods of approval from the likes of SKREAM, DISCLOSURE, CHASE & STATUS and SCUBA – so I guess he knows what he’s doing.
Having already played Glastonbury this year, Redlight is booked for some pretty big shows throughout November, including playing an awesome show in London with the likes of DANNY BROWN, MARK RONSON, and RUSTIE. Although the UK is entering their winter, this has come just in time for Australian summer, and will no doubt become a ubiquitous club staple like it’s precursor.
Words by Emma Jones