We've been fans of Sydney producer DONATACHI for a hot minute now (read: very long time), but we're set that this is his damn year! So much so, we dubbed him one of our artists to watch in 2019 towards the end of last year.
Since then, he's signed with local label etcetc, who have brought you the likes of Pnau, FISHER and CLYPSO and he's released a run of saccharine sweet singles like queer anthem 'Do What I Want' with Evangeline, and now, 'Crush On U' with US angel, Slayyyter.
It's taken from his debut EP, Taste, which is set to be out next week on Friday, July 5. The EP's set to feature appearances from Evangeline, Rosebud Leach, Genes and Rromarin, as well as this stellar new one with Slayyyter.
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'Crush On U' combines the most technical elements of Donatachi's productions in with Slayyyter's penchant for telling tales of teen fantasties and summer crushes. It's a match made in heaven with both artists sharing a similar hyper-glossy pop aesthetic in both their sound and image.
Of the collaboration, Donatachi said “Slayyyter and I met on SoundCloud last summer and immediately bonded over wanting to live out our teenage fantasies online and produce big budget pop from our bedrooms. I made this rave influenced beat on a dying MacBook and I think she recorded the already iconic bars in her closet. In one day we were able to produce the kind of experimental pop I’ve always been striving to create. We both have such a deep obsession for pop culture and this song is for all our crushes - boys, Bratz dolls and Britney Spears.”
Donatachi's hyper-pop train has been gaining fast momentum, and with his debut EP's release on the horizon, the best is still to come.
Photo of Donatachi: SUPPLIED
Photo of Slayyyter by Cory Miller
Words by CAITLIN MEDCALF