Enschway may be 9-months fresh to Sweat it Out records, but his recent signing paid homage to a discography of great tracks, and a respect in the community among his peers. Alone, Enschway headlined his first national tour this year, selling out Australia’s most respected venues, supported RL Grime on his Australian tour, and played one of the biggest sets of the weekend at Splendour In The Grass.
Alongside the string of live performances, Enschway has served up his 2nd release of the year – colliding with Adelaide’s Yeah Boy (previously one half of the indie-electronic duo Parachute Youth). The final product, an addictive track titled ‘Over U’ filled with flickering synthesizers and a festival-ready chorus.
“I’ve always been a fan of Parachute Youth, so when the chance to work with Johnny came up I jumped at it. When we got into the studio we just clicked immediately so it made the process really easy, but at the end we felt there was just something missing. Adam (Peking Duk) happened to hear the demo and re-arranged the drum pattern. When we heard the new version we realised it was then, perfect. This is my first release around the slower bouncy tempo, so I hope people love it as much as we do.”
With his new track out in the blogosphere, we questioned Enschway on the influences that brought the track to life – and of course like any comedic connoisseur he paired it with the perfect dish to complement the main.
The following songs have had different levels of influence on my latest single “Over U feat. Yeah Boy”…
Thought i’d pair the songs with a favourite food of mine that comes to mind or something I think would be perfect for munchin while listening.
Mura Masa – 1 Night (feat. Charli XCX)
The summer vibe of the marimbas (at least that’s what i think they are?) & light vocals on top was a massive influence for the overall vibe of Over U.
Food: Thai Beef Salad
Kyle – Don’t Wanna Fall In Love
I love the chords and rhythm in this song, so I took some influence from those elements… Didn’t actually realise until looking into the song but M-Phazes prod. this one who I have a massive producer crush on.
Food: Simple American style burger on a tinder date
Whethan – Savage (feat. Flux Pavilion & MAX)
The synth and drums on the drop are fkn perfect in this song. I always look to them and use them as a mixing reference to my track… I guess it always has a bit of influence on all the new tracks i’ve been making
Food: 50 Day Dry Aged Rib Eye Steak
San Holo – Light
Pretty much any San Holo song, not just light… his uplifting melodies are just so god damn perfect, I don’t know how he does it…
Food: Rainbow snowcones (but with heaps of syrup, no stingy shit)
Peking Duk – Take Me Over (feat. Safia)
Adam from Peking Duk tweaked a drum pattern in the drop which helped out the overall vibe of the song a lot. Not only directly working on it, their track Take Me Over influences the vocal cut in the drop. Love those guys <3
Food: Peking Duck?
Rustie – Morning Starr
Most of my synths are heavily influenced by rustie’s sounds, who is in my mind the king of future bass & probably my biggest idol. I just love the careless approach he takes with his synths, they all clip and distort but they do so in such a controlled way that it just works.
Food: Eating spicy Ramen at the Shinjuku Robot Restaurant