Night Bass boss, AC Slater, is back on his own label, and once again accepting mellifluous assistance from dance music vocalizer, Kaleena Zanders, for a groove-infused bass house cut, “Final Fantasy.”
Zanders has been a friend of Night Bass for several years running. She lent her vocals to the label’s 2015 release — a single with Petey Clicks entitled “The One.” Since then, she has become an established member of the Night Bass family, working with BOT, Jack Beats, and more on offerings from the imprint.
Zanders’ first co-production with AC Slater, “Another You,” came in 2017 on Slater’s album, Outsiders. Where that track fits the bouncing, garage-influenced Night Bass sound like a glove, “Final Fantasy” demonstrates a level of collaborative growth for both artists. Slater reigns in the bassline to make it more organically supportive of Zanders, while she melds her voice to a more dance-able hook with more ease than ever before.
This single includes three ancillary remixes attached to the arrival, featuring fellow Night Bass cohorts, Steady Rock and Jay Robinson, as well as a drum ‘n’ bass flip from Turno.
“Feeling Good” has been making its way around the house and techno circuits for quite a few months now. The mellifluous stomper, which has been revealed as another BOT & Will Clarke, is almost too effective at getting stuck in the mind with its pitched-down vocal hook and creeping progressions. Paired with crackling analog elements, machine sampling, and acid blips at play below driving percussion, “Feeling Good” positions itself as a peak time jaunt capable of smashing the dance floor into bits. It’s this fierce personality that has led Claude VonStroke, Solardo, and other top tier talent have been giving the record a fair rinse in their sets throughout the festival season.
Tiger Stripes was also called into action for remixing duties—an act not seen much around the DIRTYBIRD nest, but one the label admires greatly. The Swedish producer adds a bit more of a melodic and spacey take to the original, adding consistency via distinctive synth stabs and even tougher percussion. Tiger Stripe’s version is equally adaptable to the peak time while standing completely on its own.
Prior to “Feeling Good,” BOT and Will Clarke enamored the dance world with “Techno (not techno).” They’ve made it clear that music with both their names in the credits is not to be missed.