VINCENT and NADERI, “Wasted Time”
There is plenty of room for more progressive house sounds next to people like Illenium, ZHU, Dabin, Ekali and Said The Sky, and “Wasted Time” by Winnipeg’s Vincent and Sydney’s Naderi. It’s an inspired collaboration, with pristine production. Once upon a time, Vincent was known as XVII, and since then has remixed the likes of Bazzi and Alessia Cara, while steadily releasing original songs over the past few years. And you’ll remember that Naderi not only has numerous A-list remixes under his belt, but worked on the Grammy-winning Skin album by his countrymate Flume. The song sometimes stays in one place too long with emphasis on an ear-ringing, echoey vocal. But it more than makes the most of its 2:36 when it shifts gears and heads into some infectious dubstep territory. “Wasted Time” is quite an earful for the progressive-oriented and will throw down well in the midst of a heavier set of songs.