Thee Mike B Drops Tripped-Out ‘Uh Yeah’ on DIRTYBIRD

Thee Mike B Drops Tripped-Out ‘Uh Yeah’ on DIRTYBIRD

It’s time to take a trip into the inner cosmos; longtime DIRTYBIRD friend Thee Mike B makes his grand entrance into the label fold with a slow-burning and psychedelic new single, “Uh Yeah (Thee Acid Song),” in tandem with Boy Stephen and Robyn Katz. Joining him for the ride are fellow Angeleonos Salva and Lubelski.

“Uh Yeah (Thee Acid Song)” in its original form is a trip for the senses, drawing in listeners with warped vocals before bringing in chugging percussion and hi-hats that glide beneath an assortment of 303 progressions. Heading toward the stars, Lubelski drenches “Uh Yeah” with otherworldly synth progressions and futuristic sound effects that combine into an entrancing soundscape. Salva’s approach, on the other hand, looks into the past; he presents a proper acid breaks piece for his take on “Uh Yeah,” peppered with 808 accents for a timeless feel immediately recognizable as his own.

Thee Mike B has played a crucial role in the growth of LA’s club scene; having cut his teeth in the American underground through the 90s, the “multi genre purist” helped give rise to the city’s electronic music revolution in 2006 in co-founding the legendary Banana Split party alongside his friend DJ AM and then-fledgling Dim Mak. He’s played the world’s biggest festivals from Tomorrowland to Coachella, and has released music on fabled imprints like Tiga’s Turbo Recs and the A-Trak-led Fool’s Gold.

Salva is a legend in his own right; known for his distinctive blend of hip-hop and electronic influences, he’s already clocked Kanye West and Banks remixes—plus a BBC residency under his belt via their ‘In New DJs We Trust’ program. His past work has additionally been praised by the likes of Pitchfork and FACT. These days, he can be found cultivating his global presence via his Twitch partnership, where he provides regular performances of his favorite underground electronic music in addition to gaming, fan chats, studio sessions and more.

Lubelski is a young producer who’s proven to be a force of his own. A DIRTYBIRD favorite and owner of Percomaniacs, the up-and-comer has been hard at work leading the minimal revolution on the West Coast. Catch him at Dirtybird Campout in October, and in the meantime tune into his Twitch channel, where every Wednesday viewers can have a hand in the creation of his next album via his new ‘Happy Accidents’ project.

Flight Facilities ‘Move’ with DRAMA in Epic New Single

Flight Facilities ‘Move’ with DRAMA in Epic New Single

Today, live electronic duo Flight Facilities return with ‘Move’, their latest single featuring DRAMA, the Chicago-based collaboration composed of producer Na’el Shehade and vocalist Via Rosa. Flight Facilities’ knack for sending listeners on a musical journey through time shines through once again as we’re transported back to the earl​​y days of the 1980s Chicago house music movement. Vibrant rolling piano progressions blend seamlessly with a distinct 909 rhythm, which are then layered with Rosa’s silvery vocals to create an instant classic that is sure to be white hot on the dance floor.

Written together in a single Los Angeles studio session, ‘Move’ represents an honest reflection and melding of both groups’ styles. Flight Facilities are well-known for their chameleon-like producer talents, able to bend their sound to fit their collaborators strengths; in turn, their range is extensive and can accommodate artists of all backgrounds. As a result, DRAMA’s trademark dance and R&B sound is perfectly at home in ‘Move’, decked out with snares, hi-hats and a bubbling melody to match.

“We’ve loved Drama’s sound since 2016, and in 2019 we finally found ourselves in an LA studio with the duo. In a session glued together by Jono Ma, we emerged with one of our favourite bassline driven jams to date. Subconsciously, a decade after releasing early 80’s inspired disco, our internal musical clocks have us creating early 90’s inspired dance. We couldn’t have asked for better collaborators than Via and Na’el to explore that genre with, and we’re just as lucky to call them friends. Whether you’re in the club, kitchen or a lockdown party of 1, ‘Move’ is our ode to piano house, and the pioneers of 909 drum-machine music.”

Flight Facilities

The new record arrives off the back of Flight Facilities’ giant remix package, which saw their two singles of 2021 ‘Lights Up ft. Channel Tres’ and ‘The Ghost’ get makeovers from a barrage of industry heavyweights including Honey Dijon, Gerd Janson, Myd, Mousse T., and ABSOLUTE. The pair have demonstrated that they are full steam ahead this year, adding an additional slew of US tour dates alongside RÜFÜS DU SOL to their 70,000 ticket, sold out Los Angeles Banc of California shows this November.

Introduced in the studio by a mutual friend, producer Na’el Shehade and singer-songwriter Via Rosa found a synergy in their artistry and designed DRAMA, a passion project that intermixes Shehade’s sophisticated production style with Rosa’s global influences and sensitive, soulful melodies. Shehade’s early studio work with Chance the Rapper, Kanye West, and music projects for MTV and BRAVO are a testament to his versatility as a music engineer, and gave the duo a foot in the door to explore their very own take on electronic infused RnB. Their most recent single ‘Don’t Hold Back’ was met with widespread industry support, premiered on Apple Music with Zane Lowe and praised by the likes of SiriusXM, Billboard, KCRW, FLAUNT and more. Prior to that, the pair were tapped for a collaboration with in-demand tastemakers Gorgon City, with their track ‘You’ve Done Enough’ racking up over 20M+ streams.

Both duos are uniquely captivating in their own rights, and ‘Move’ from Flight Facilities and DRAMA is a perfect example of the beauty in unlikely pairings. ‘Move’ acts as confirmation that there are no boundaries when it comes to creating fresh expressions in dance music, and yet again places Flight Facilities at the forefront of musical innovation.