During this hot season of outdoor festivals, two powerful forces in electronic music have united to bring forth the anthem of all summertime anthems–those forces are Alex Metric and Jacques Lu Cont. With Alex coming off of his huge Ammunition series on Skrillex’s OWSLA imprint and Jacques’ recent Tracques Vol 1 album just starting to simmer (produced under his Tracques guise), it seems like serendipity that these two music moguls were to collide in the studio right before the hot months. The result: an effervescent, feel-good tune called Safe With You, forthcoming on Ministry of Sound.
Already getting support from BBC DJs Annie Mac and Pete Tong, Safe With You features the resplendent voice of Swedish singer Malin, who’s more commonly known for her work with the electronic group Niki & The Dove. Malin manages to impart a sense of vulnerability on Safe With You, while the rest of the composition is sewn together by a brisk, plucked melody, a bulldozing mid-bass, and a shellacking kick drum. For more of a righteous club edit, check out the dub mix, which sheds the most of the ’80s-esque synthetic drum fills in favor of a perpetual four-on-the-floor house rhythm and a grittier bass timbre. Safe With You is slated for release in September.