Shockone & Lee Mvtthews team up on uplifting new dnb heavy hitter ‘thinkin about’ + announce AU/NZ Dark Machine Records warehouse tour .
Perth based DnB master ShockOne has returned following recent hit ‘Follow Me’ which saw the artist continue to push the boundaries for the bass music scene. On this new track ‘Thinkin About’, ShockOne has teamed up with NZ music legends Lee Mvtthews to deliver an inspiring uptempo dance track with a fiery DnB bed. The track combines an ethereal vocal topline with classic club music elements including a huge bass line and textural drum beat that pushes the song into the mainstream with an infectious energy that is bursting at the seams.
This collaboration sees both artists use their impressive experience and ability in creating dynamic bass focused music to deliver an instant classic in ‘Thinkin About’. Both being signed to the ShockOne founded Dark Machine Records, this collaboration is meant to be and the song speaks for itself in terms of musical synchronicity and likeminded artistry.
On the collaboration ShockOne shares, “‘Thinkin About’ was a really fun track to work on with Lee Mvtthews. It’s our first collaborative effort and I’m stoked with how it came out. I feel like this song really captures that feeling of hedonism and reckless abandon when you’re out at a rave with mates. I hope the audience feels the same way!”
Graham and Tom from Lee Mvtthews further share, “when Karl (ShockOne) sent us over the idea, there was nothing to think about, this was a no-brainer. It had all the elements of a great track, so we came in and connected the dots. With production reminiscent of RÜFÜS DU SOL, Kanine, and Flume, it’s the perfect blend of rave and radio. ‘The vocals were initially written for another track, so to us, it kind of felt like a remix, and sometimes there’s a magic in remixes seldom found in an original piece of work. This was a unique experience for us writing it and we hope it feels the same when listening to it.”
ShockOne has been making waves in the dance and electronic music scene for the past decade with his 2013 debut album ‘Universus’ charting in the UK and New Zealand as well as landing at #1 in the ARIA album charts. After this success and touring extensively across Europe as well as remixing singles for iconic artists such as DJ Snake, Dillon Francis, NGHTMRE & What So Not, the talented producer has gone on to start his own label Dark Machine Records. This label was formed to help promote the extensive bass music scene across the region. In late 2020, ShockOne dropped hit single ‘Follow Me’ which was added to rotation on triple j, clocked over 6 million streams across platforms and appeared in the top 20 on the Shazam chart here in Australia.
Lee Mvtthews are one of the biggest dance/electronic acts out of New Zealand / Aotearoa currently with a reputation for infectious, energetic drum and bass music. The pair have gone from strength to strength winning ‘Best Artist’ 3 years running at the George FM awards as well as ‘Best Electronic Artist’ at the Aotearoa Music Awards in 2020. Across their discography the duo have amassed over 25 million streams with tracks like ‘Takeover’ reaching #17 on the Apple Music charts and #77 on Spotify Global charts. With all these past successes, Lee Mvtthews are looking to continue their exponential rise to the top of the electronic music heavens.
This October, ShockOne is launching another AU/NZ national tour of the Dark Machine Records Warehouse parties with support from Lee Mvtthews and Koven. Hitting six cities at venues including The Metro Theatre Sydney, The Industrique Melbourne, The Triffid Brisbane, Lion Arts Factory Adelaide and more, this tour is sure to be one to remember. Pre-sale registration will be available on Tuesday 24th of May with tickets going on general sale Thursday 26th of May. Full dates below.
ShockOne & Lee Mvthews new single ‘Thinkin About’ is out now via Dark Machine Records on all platforms and you can get your first listen below!
ShockOne AU/NZ Dark Machine Records 2022 Warehouse Tour Dates
w/ special guests Lee Mvtthews & Koven
Pre-sale registration: Tuesday 24th May 2022
Pre-sale: Time TBC, Thursday 26th May 2022
On-sale: Time TBC, Thursday 26th May 2022
Thurs 20th October – Shed 10, Auckland
Fri 28th October – Lions Arts Factory, Adelaide
Sat 29th October – Centenery Warehouse, Perth
Mon 31st October – The Industrique, Melbourne
Fri 4th November – The Triffid, Brisbane
Sat 5th November – The Metro Theatre, Sydney