Kilter and JessB Team Up For Powerful Trans-Tasman Collab 'Friction'
13 Oct 2020
Sydney-based producer Kilter unleashes his first release in 12 months, teaming up with New Zealand MC JessB for the powerful collab, ‘Friction’. Featuring a carnival beat with a menacing bassline and Arabian-style melody, ‘Friction’ sees Kilter delivering a unique edge to the techno and tribal house scenes it pays homage to, with JessB jumping on board to deliver a commanding vocal, making ‘Friction’ a mighty trans-Tasman team-up.
Kilter explains how the track came together, “In the back end of 2019, I had been playing a bunch of club shows and wanted to make a super-heated record for these sets. Jess and I jumped in the studio while she was in town for Laneway Festival and Club Quarantine took care of the rest.”
JessB adds, “It was cool to work with Kilter and take a rave-friendly dive into EDM realms and explore
a different sound.”
‘Friction’ is Kilter’s first release since his Lil Spacely collab, the bouncy, hip hop leaning ‘C.A.C. (Catch A Case)’. Known for his forward thinking take on electronic music, Kilter has racked up over 40 million streams across his catalogue of hits including ‘Fool For You’, ‘They Don’t Know Us’ and his debut album Through The Distortion.
Kilter has also been tapped to remix Duke Dumont, Jax Jones and RUFUS DU SOL, picking up support from the likes of BBC Radio One, Diplo & Friends and more along the way. This culminated in Kilter being in the top 20 most streamed electronic artists in Australia and a mainstay at every major festival in Australia and New Zealand. After a sold-out headline tour around the country late last year, Kilter has been busily developing a brand new live show, to be unveiled soon.
Hailing from Auckland, JessB made the New Zealand Hip-Hop scene take notice in 2017 when she delivered a compelling performance as the first female MC to perform on David Dallas’ Red Bull 64 Bars, and backed it up with a string of tracks that showed the newcomer was here to stay. Now, with the release of her second EP New Views and new mixtape 3 Nights In Amsterdam, JessB is much more than a promising talent. She’s got streams in the millions, has spins on commercial and alternative radio, and if anyone in the music industry didn’t know her before the New Zealand Music Awards last year, she changed that with a roof-raising performance of Set It Off.
Teaming up to bring together the best of their individual artistic worlds and blending genres in the process, Kilter and JessB’s ‘Friction’ is out everywhere October 14th via etcetc.