Acclaimed Australian artists Golden Features and The Presets have combined their electronic prowess on the new 4 track EP RAKA, out now on Modular / EMI / Casablanca.
RAKA delivers four hard-hitting tracks composed of The Presets’ Julian Hamilton’s iconic vocals, Kim Moyes’ signature drums and keys, and Tom Stell’s gritty basslines. The collaboration brings out the best in the trio, feeding off each other to show sides of their talents never seen before.
The EP’s title track is the dark underground club track ‘Raka’, with haunting lyrics providing a daunting and exhilarating audible experience.
Following is ‘Paradise’, which delivers an all-around feeling of intoxication as if to be an ode to the beautiful transformative nature of club culture. The pace continues with ‘Control’, with snares and synths creating an instant dance floor anthem. Closing things out is the ever-so-fitting ‘The End’ –
The EP is accompanied by mind-bending visuals, a collaboration between Sydney-based photographer Mclean Stephenson and animator Joel Burrows, as well as animation by the masterful Yoshi Sodeoka.