I've seen a number of local Australian artists collaborate with big international names lately, but this one might be the best yet.
Sydney's Moonbase, formerly Moonbase Commander, has returned with the dark, slinky new single "It Don't Matter" featuring none other than Anderson .Paak, who seems to be just about everywhere lately, including yesterday's Grammy awards.
It’s a seductive, understated banger with a deep growl of a bass, brightened by trappy synths, with unsettlingly flitting snares blurring the gaps between.
Paak, of course, takes center stage on verses and chorus; the best thing about this is how totally different it sounds to most of what we’ve heard from him so far. While his unique voice feels extremely familiar by now, it’s thrilling to hear him on a track with such a dark, dangerous atmosphere.
The track was conceived entirely online, with the artists communicating from their respective homes in Sydney and Los Angeles.
“He’s amazing,” Moonbase said of his guest artist. “Usually with collaborations you’re expected to workshop beats to get it to a place you’re both happy with, and see how the song develops. But with Anderson, it was a very clear vision from both ends.”
You can expect a lot more from Moonbase in the coming months.