Summer might be over, but Disco Killerz have teamed up with Mahalo to deliver feel-good single “Tongue Tied” that transports the listener poolside to a carefree place. Hawaiian born Mahalo and Disco Killerz enlist Brandyn Burnette as the vocalist on the single, and the jovial tune exemplifies the pop-friendly and energetic nature the producers have all become known for.
The single is the ultimate juxtaposition to its name, “Tongue Tied,” because the track is as smooth as can be. The bouncing house chords induce dancing from the outset, and Burnette’s vocals are a silky addition to the easy listen. “Tongue Tied” has the capacity to be a club hit or a radio-friendly release, giving the single the versatility needed to become a mainstream hit.
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Two electronic forces to be reckoned with, Mahalo and DLMT found power in collaboration via the release of “So Cold” in March. Mahalo and DLMT’s single sourced its centerpiece vocal from UK singer-songwriter, Lily Denning. A refined addition to “So Cold,” the ethereal airiness of Denning’s vocal floated atop the track’s deeper bass lines, to add texture to the transfixing cut. Climactic in its use of low-seated, grounding bass lines that anchored “So Cold” in deep house territory, Mahalo and DLMT’s potent joint project now gains a visual that translates the tone of the tune from the auditory to the visual.
Shot in a muted color palette that befits the single’s moody feel, the official music video for “So Cold” trails dancers who pensively yet deftly perform the visual’s choreography. We’re both really ecstatic with how much everyone’s been loving “So Cold and are thrilled to bring [listeners] the video,” Mahalo and DLMT told Dancing Astronaut.
The video engages elements of the supernatural as the camera pans from the visual’s central female figure to an otherworldly character that engages with the video’s protagonist. Mahalo and DLMT encourage viewers to take to social media to share their thoughts on the eccentric video with the producers: “If you’re a fan of the song, we can’t wait for you to check [out the video],” Mahalo and DLMT said, “be sure to let us know how you like it on social media!”