Two of the ultimate groove-starters, Pat Lok and Party Pupils return to Club Sweat with the funkiest of double A-sides in ‘I Want You / Alaska’. Endeavouring to deliver that effervescent feeling both in the comfort of one’s home or out rubbing shoulders with like-minded banger-seeking enthusiasts, the pair have channelled the rhythm and groove that has become synonymous with their productions. The double A-side kicks off with ‘I Want You’ a melodic piano house production, that combined with energy-filled warped vocals turn the funk up to 100, before adding an extra layer of bounce with ‘Alaska’, a track that will undoubtedly find residence soundtracking those sunsetting, open-air affairs.
A double A-side that will undoubtedly bring people together was ironically enough pieced together through collaboration in long-distance, as the pair explains, “‘I Want You’ and ‘Alaska’ are yet again perfect examples of what we do best. Funky, melodic house music with major bounce. In the midst of the pandemic, Pat Lok and Party Pupils went into overachiever mode and turned out almost an entire album’s worth of music via long-distance collaboration. The result was whittled down to three songs that now make up our Club Sweat EP.”
They added, “‘I Want You’ is a peak-hour melodic house banger, while ‘Alaska’ is an ode to spacey UK bounce house from the likes of Lxury and Lone. We think these tunes truly represent what we love most. Music that feels as good in headphones as it does in the club.”
Pat Lok has been synthesizing the sounds of the future since 2017, boasting over 60 million streams across platforms with his blend of R&B, soul, disco, and house. Tracks such as ‘Might Be on Fire’ and ‘Freefall’ have seen Pat Lok supported by the likes of BBC Radio 1, triple j, SiriusXM, and KCRW, while his ‘Gone Is Yesterday’ project, accompanied by a short film has earned praise from the likes of The Fader, Complex, Billboard, Popdust, Clash, and Mixmag Asia. Beyond being a highly reputable producer, Pat Lok has been sought out to remix heavyweights of the industry such as Duke Dumont, Martin Garrix, SG Lewis, and Dillon Francis.
Pat Lok’s weekend-ready stylings blend perfectly with the future funk productions of Party Pupils, whose tracks such as ‘Set Me Free’, ‘Love Me For The Weekend’, and ‘Bite My Tongue’ have amassed the collective over 100 million streams across platforms. A prolific remixer in his own right, Party Pupils has added his signature touch to songs by Bebe Rexha, Chromeo, and covered pop hits such as Montell Jordan’s ‘This Is How We Do It’.
Pat Lok and Party Pupils are no strangers to joining forces after teaming up for ‘From The Back’ back in 2019 which has since surpassed 1.2 million streams across platforms. The track was premiered by Pete Tong at BBC Radio 1 and also supported by the likes of Billboard and triple j, peaking at #27 on the NACC Electronic Chart. More recently they combined for ‘So Fine’, similarly supported by the likes of triple j, and BBC Radio 1, and surpassing 900k streams in just a few months. Together they are well equipped to lure heater seekers onto the dancefloor, co-headlining for a North American tour back in 2019.
‘I Want You / Alaska’ is out now via Club Sweat.
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