Rotterdam-based singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer Sykes shares the new single “We And Us.” The track is the first leak from the upcoming We And Us, set for release on February 10th, via Rotterdam-based forward-thinking electronic label Fluid Funk.
The song was inspired by a conversation Sykes had with a friend on issues touching on religion, politics, and racism. He crafts a somber and somewhat melancholic texture over a vibrant 2-step styled drum arrangement that progresses as the song moves along. The vocals are quite sultry and gripping as well.
Sykes is part of Rotterdam’s new forward-thinking electronic music scene, gravitating around cultural platforms and collective of creative people such as Triphouse Rotterdam and Operator Radio. As a DJ he has been hosting his own show on Operator Radio, while as an artist and producer, he has been championed by DJ, music curator and radio host Carista, who picked his infectious track ‘Take’ for ‘Modern Intimacy Volume 1’, the first compilation album out on her United Identities label. As a performer Sykes has been collaborating with Dutch producer Beau Zwart, who’s Beyond Two Souls EP ft. Sykes marked the launch of the Fluid Funk label in 2020. Together they performed their energetic live set at ADE 2019, culminating in an EP release, ‘Hold Tight’, released last summer.
With upcoming releases including tracks on Bristol-born record label Boogie Cafe Records’ upcoming compilation, an electronic dance EP on Carista’s United Identities and a future album in the pipeline, Sykes is set to make an impact on the international music scene.
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