Australian/Iraqi producer Motez, teams up with Japanese producer Qrion for the release of ‘Slow Down’, on Sweat It Out, and Lane 8’s label This Never Happened. A meeting of deep and crispy synths, crackling claps, and a 90s UK House style vocal sample, see the duo deliver a robust dance-floor weapon.
Speaking on the collaboration Qrion shares, “this was my first studio session away from San Francisco and working with another artist I had not met in person yet. We worked on this track in LA last summer. We immediately clicked and became comfortable working together. We experimented with his producer hardware and were able to find unique melodies together which was the most fun part of the session. As a collaborator and friend of Motez, this track and the creative process is very memorable to me.”
Whilst Motez continues, “I had the pleasure of meeting Qrion on a long writing trip in LA. I really liked her take on house music and how melodic and emotional her output is, so what we made inevitably had so much musicality from chords to arpeggios, the writing of the song was very quick because we really got along musically and personally. We’ve made a couple of songs in the process but the first one was ‘Slow Down’: a song about taking a step back and slowing down when our lives get crazy and busy.”
It was this instant chemistry heard through the chords and arpeggios that stood out to Lane 8.“‘Slow Down’ is one of those tracks I could tell I was going to sign about 3 seconds into the intro. I am all about the power of simplicity in music and this track really nails that. The core idea is super strong and Motez and Qrion executed it in a really fun and tasteful way. It’s one of the more unique records we have released on This Never Happened.”