On April 7, Japanese masked production unit AmPm released the seventh single from their forthcoming album. Titled ‘Stranger Things’, the track sees the duo reimagine the dancefloor favourite and classic tune ‘Gypsy Woman (She’s Homeless)’, originally by Crystal Waters.
The 90s hit has been reproduced by many artists, playing on the original’s garage house groove and reviving the track into numerous versions to suit all aural tastes.
'Stranger Things’ is said to be a play on the vibes of New York City, which perfectly aligns with the album’s overall theme on global travel. Having previously collaborated with a plethora of dance music vocalists on their more than 30 tracks, this time they team up with Shigge — a fellow Japanese DJ/producer and the main figure behind Fukuoka-based label, YesterdayOnceMore.
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The all-Japanese collaboration’s rework, out via A.S.A.B/PLAY RECORDS, takes you on an instrumental journey of the chill yet cosmic kind, teeming with syncopated percussions and bright synths that ripple throughout the three-and-a-half-minute arrangement.
AmPm catapulted onto the global stage thanks to their 2017 debut track, ‘Best Part of Us feat. Michael Kaneko’. The same year, they were the only Japanese artist to perform at Spotify On Stage, a festival hosted by streaming giant Spotify which took place in Indonesia.
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In addition to having dominated the stages of ULTRA Miami, Korea and Japan, the duo have also remixed for the likes of Afrojack, R3HAB and Nicky Romero.
Dive into the divine sound of ‘Stranger Things’ below.