It feels like a very long time since we’ve heard anything from Golden Features. It’s been more than two years since his self-titled debut release, and a little over a year since his follow up EP ‘XXIV’, and fans of the local king of bass heavy dancefloors have really been feeling it. That drought is over today though, with the double release of two brand spanking new tracks. They’re called ‘Wolfie’ and ‘Funeral’, and they couldn’t be more different from eachother.
‘Wolfie’ is much more slow and ambient than any of Golden’s previous tracks, with a vocal feature by Julia Stone (as in Angus &) that completely dominates the song. It feels like it could be something she released herself, which makes sense considering the track originally began as a lullaby to Golden Features nephew. We’re reminded who it belongs to around the chorus though, with a thick bass line chorus that brings it all back.
‘Funeral’, is much more typical Golden Features. A super echoey vocal sample builds really slowly with minimal percussion, but a thick, signature bass note that just rings in your ears. The drop is of the same caliber we’re used to too, but sounds like it’s flipped upside down, with the bass dropping up rather than down. Take a listen and you’ll know what I mean.
‘Wolfie / Funeral’ marks Golden Features first release on Foreign Family Collective too – a label / outlet “for musicians and visual artists alike curated by the duo behind ODESZA.” Ahead of the release, Harrison and Clay of ODESZA had plenty to say on their new Australian friend.
"Two and half years ago we played our first show in Australia where we were introduced to one of the most unique and forward thinking producers we’ve ever met. That person was Golden Features. Golden’s tracks are dark, brooding, and impressively detailed. He’s already made a name for himself in the Australian music scene and now we’re proud to say we're bringing him into the family. “Wolfie” and “Funeral” exhibit his diverse range in production and songwriting. One’s blissfully nostalgic and the other is a dance party in hell, enjoy."