Golden features has lived out his ‘teenage dream’ with the release today of the collaborative 4 track EP ‘Raka‘. Tom (Golden Features) has worked with Julian and Kim (The Presets) before with them aiding Tom with several tracks on his debut 2018 album Sect. Golden and The Presets first crossed paths with the Golden Features remix of The Presets ‘No Fun’. Ever since then they have been advising each others tracks and this has eventuated into this collaborative EP. Golden Features does not like to collaborate with other artist, with his only other one being a remix with ODESZA. For him to come together with The Presets is a bit of a big deal, especially for four tracks! This releases and the prior single are all artist’s first offerings this year and we’re not complaining!
The first track the album titled ‘Raka’ is is a slow banger that showcases Julian Hamilton on vocals. It is a melodic tune which fits nicely as the initial single of the EP. The highlights of the collection is unsurprisingly ‘Paradise’, it was released as a single in October and provided some hype for the entirety of the release. ‘Paradise’ is a melodic summer tune which has been a hit at Golden’s recent Australian Festival shows.
‘Control’ sounds like a true Golden Features song with its dark house vibes. It is reminiscent of his remix for ODESZA’s ‘Falls’. The drop features metal clangs which are truly other worldly. This heavy bass banger will be sure to fire up festival crowds over new years. The last song in the EP is simply titled ‘The End’. It shows a level of versatility from the trio. Its a slow rhythm with Julian from The Presets taking control of the track with his powerful vocals. Overall the EP is a great listening experience and the result is a unique piece of music from some of Australian best dance talents.
Golden Features has been kept busy lately with this production of this EP alongside a USA tour including stops at Ultra Miami and Coachella. Shortly he will be kicking off an Australian festival run through their summer.