Australian duo Set Mo has decided that they wanted to make 2018 theirs. Many artists do that with an album or a series of EPs. They are putting a record a month and keeping to that schedule, kicking off the beginning of each month with some quality music for their fans. This month is no different and we are happy to premiere this month’s single “Communicate.”
The single has the same underlying, melodic movement that you can expect from them and you hear from a lot of new Australian electronic groups, but there is a darkness to this single that would beckon the winter down under. The jogging drums are key to carrying the melody.
Set Mo wrote "Communicate" off the grid, though the countryside came with some advantages and some pitfalls as well.
"Communicate was written while on a ten day writing trip in country NSW, Australia. We decided to head out to the bush for some fresh air and time away from the city life. So we set up the studio out there in a house, which was completely off the grid - no phone reception and no internet,” the pair explains.
“We even got flooded in and couldn't leave for a few days. Luckily we'd packed lots of food and beer. We wrote a lot of different music and this particular driving house record come about one afternoon. Each day we'd head out on walks and record different sounds, and if you listen closely you'll hear crickets and other sounds we recorded one evening. This track then went through a few different versions over the last year to get to where it is now, but we've been playing it out the last couple of weekends and can confirm it goes very hard on the dance floor."
Set Mo will make their US debut at Splash House in Palm Springs in June. Get tickets here.
Stream the single below.