The anticipation for this palpable. Two stars of techno’s new skool – Eli Brown & Layton Giordani – link for their debut collaboration, ‘When I Push’, utilising a sample from OFFAIAH’s ‘Push Pull’.
A thrilling highlight of Drumcode’s ADE Awakenings event when Eli Brown joined the crew for the first time at Gashouder, ‘When I Push’, is shaping to be an early contender for techno track of 2024. The cut follows Brown’s stunning ‘RIDE OR DIE’ with HI-LO and a string of standout releases led by ‘Be The One’ which has an incredible 41M plays on Spotify, reinforcing his powerhouse status. Likewise, Giordani has enjoyed another impressive 12 months, with both ‘Life Moves Fast’ and ‘Phantom’, his two beloved releases of 2023 sitting at 1.6M and 2.5M streams respectively, while he recently fulfilled a childhood dream by playing b2b with Adam Beyer at Gashouder.
‘When I Push’ immediately captures listeners with a seductive vox – ‘When I push, I feel good / when I pull, I feel good’, taken from OFFAIAH electrifying 2018 hit on Defected ‘Push Pull’, which rubs shoulders with a striking bassline for a high-impact effect. Amidst the pulsating bass stabs, the track builds to a dizzying crescendo, before dropping down into a pumping dancefloor workout in the final stanza. An exhilarating dancefloor anthem, fit for stadium raves and dark sweaty clubs alike.
“Layton has been one of my favourite producers for some time, so it felt really natural to work on some music together and this record really compliments both our sounds. It was one of the most requested IDs from my set in the Steelyard at Creamfields, so I’m very happy we are releasing this record on Drumcode.” – Eli Brown
“Working together with Eli is always a great experience. We naturally trust each other’s artistry and have nothing but fun when making records. ‘When I Push’ is proof of that.” – Layton Giordani