Partiboi69 has unleashed his latest single, 'Playin’', a tantalising glimpse into his forthcoming EP, 'Call of the Void', slated for release on March 1 with the label Running Back.
The track departs from the hedonistic and in-your-face sound that propelled Partiboi69 to celebrated notoriety. Known for his classics such as 'K On My D+C' and 'Wine Dine 69', the new track 'Playin’' marks a new era for the artist — one exuding maturity and depth while retaining the exhilaration and allure of his beloved discography.
From the outset, 'Playin’' captivates with a burst of euphoric synths, laying the foundation for a journey into a psychedelic and nostalgic soundscape unlike anything we've heard from the Australian icon in a surprisingly serious manner.
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The breakdowns feature distorted and eerie spoken words, intertwined with layers of intricate elements that reveal themselves with each subsequent listen, contributing to the track's enigmatic atmosphere and thought-provoking ambience. It takes strong inspiration from classic rave closing tracks, and we’re sure this will be pumped out at 6am slots throughout 2024.
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As 'Playin’' sets the tone, it's evident that the rest of the EP follows suit, embracing a more mature perspective. This evolution leaves us eagerly anticipating what may be the next chapter in Partiboi69's illustrious career.
'Playin’' drops today, February 9; get it here.
Henry Cooper is a Writer at Mixmag Asia. Follow him on Instagram.