Teaming up with a vocalist for the very first time, bass head GODLANDS links up with up and comer BOI for trap heavy battle cry 'Valour'
Adelaide DJ and producer GODLANDS has quickly made a name for herself around the country as a performer who can back up her showmanship with legit selecting and production skills. To launch herself into 2019, she's just released her first collab with a vocalist, linking up with Newcastle talent BOI who has a power and resonance to match the hugeness of Godlands' production tastes. Together, they've birthed 'Valour', a trap banger battle cry out on Dim Mak Records set to decimate dance floors everywhere.
The scene is set from the start establishing the dance floor as a battlefield, with an ominous low end backing Boi's animated delivery. This collaboration was really meant to be as the raspy vocal so perfectly sets the mood and tells a story among the already cinematic production. As the track builds, you can just imagine throngs of punters arming themselves with finger guns to prep for the blazing of smoke cannons and flashes of strobes to come.
A huge wall of trumpets summons the drop, as they're chopped by huge kicks and a classic trap bass line. As the song progresses, no two drops are the same as the track moves to half time, bass wubs jump around and percussion goes into overdrive. The huge energy of the track was designed to wrench emotion as Godlands explains, “Valour is an empowering track about going to war and facing your demons”. But how does she feel about creating with a collaborator? “To be able to work with BOI was really inspirational, bouncing back ideas constantly and moulding a track into a finished piece was a really rewarding experience.”
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After already christening herself as the premium purveyor of trap bangers, with this release she proves it. 'Valour' is a strong start to the new year for the Aussie queen of bass heavy headbangers and hopefully marks a collaborative streak that could see her as one of our many beloved crossover dance exports. Until April, Godlands will be raising hell all around the country, as well as dropping into LA for a sneaky show, bringing her huge bangers and taste for trap to a stage near you. Check those deets below.
Godlands 2019 Tour Dates
02/23 - Victoria Parklands, Brisbane
03/02 - Sydney Showgrounds, Sydney
03/03 - Belvoir Amphitheatre, Perth - Australia
03/19 - Secret Show, Los Angeles - USA
04/19 - Entertainment Centre, Adelaide - info
Photo by JOSH-TAYLOR ANDERSON
Words by HOLLY O’NEILL