Airwolf - The Way It Is
24 Feb 2017
Justin Erougian aka Airwolf has had a hell of a run the last 9 months. Heavyweight DJ support from his idols DJ Zinc, MJ Cole and Sinden, radio support on BBC Radio 1 with Diplo & Friends and Annie Nightingale and Beats 1 support from Anna Lunoe, and a sync on 2017 Playstation 4 game alongside Boys Noize and Noisia. It’s all pretty well deserved for the hardworking Melbourne producer who’s carving out a notable legacy in the Australian dance music scene.
Then enters ‘The Way It Is’, an absolute banger which sees Airwolf ramp up his club and radio aspirations with slack hats, a moody 90s piano, and slamming garage bassline. Featuring the voice of Denmark R&B singer Stine Kinck aka Kinck, ‘The Way It Is’ hits hard and wouldn’t be out of place in a DJ set from Disclosure, DJ Zinc, Shiba San or the like. This is Airwolf and that’s just The Way It Is.
Without compromise for such a single, we welcome to the remix package DIRTYBIRD’s Kyle Waton, LA’s NuKid, and Night Bass’ bassline Production Duo Hotfire
As an artist, Justin Erougian is also a highly regarded lifestyle photographer under the guise Airwolf Paradise. Shooting for an array of international and domestic musicians including All Day, RUFUS, Disclosure, T.E.E.D, Booka Shade and Fatboy Slim. In addition to his alter ego live behind the lens, Justin is also a budding cinematographer and shot, produced and directed the video for this very single ‘The Way It Is’. Watch this space.
“If The Aston Shuffle is the old, Airwolf is the new. The Melbourne DJ, producer, photographer and all-round legend is relatively new to the Australian house music scene, but in his short time he’s sure managed to impress…Think wall-booming 4 x 4 bass kicks, syncopated, almost off-beat experimental percussion snaps, deep waves of synth and a retro, nostalgic vocal line that could fit right at home with the disco and light house tracks of the 90s and early 00s.” Pilerats
“ ‘The Way It Is’ is going to be v. large.” – Stoney Roads