Laidback’s collab with the Melbourne producer sees light of day after two years
Hand-picked by Armin Van Buuren for release on Armada
The superhero returns! After unleashing some straight-up bangers already this summer, Laidback Luke serves up something with equal measures of melody, emotion and toughness in glorious new single Promiscuous. Teaming up with Australian hotshot Will Sparks, he’s crafted one of the season’s most anthemic cuts in this collaborative effort which was personally selected by Armin Van Buuren for release on Armada Music.
Promiscuous has actually been floating around since 2014, doing major damage in both Luke and Sparks’ respective sets. The collaboration came about after Melbourne-based producer Sparks was enlisted to remix Luke’s hook-up with Hardwell, Dynamo. Sparks unleashed Promiscuous at the Mixmash Records pool party in Miami in 2014 and the reactions were incredible. Although only available to hear in unofficial uploads and set rips until now, the Dutch-Australian joint effort generated a lot of the hype, looking set to conquer dance floors the world over for the remainder of the season.
Built around a stunning, emotive vocal by Alicia Madison, Promiscuous kicks off with her dulcet tones gliding over melancholic piano chords. A snarling lead line morphs into life as the track builds, with the drop unleashing an immense question-and-answer riff that’s played out in contrast by hard house style synth stabs and then glistening lead sounds. Full of energy and driving rhythm, it’s one seriously big track.
Laidback Luke & Will Sparks feat. Alicia Madison ’Promiscuous’ will be released on September 5 via Armada and is available here: https://www.beatport.com/release/promiscuous/1838828