SAMLIGHT & TRAUV and MORELL BROWN, “Waitin'”
With the world sometimes feeling so close together, it’s always amazing to see cross-continent collaborations come to successful fruition, and such is the case with “Waitin'” by Samlight and Trauv with vocals from NYC’s Morell Brown. Finland’s Samlight has seen electronic dance releases flourish through most of the major dance music labels. Here he’s partnered with Trauv, a rising producer from India whose music has already been supported by the likes of Thomas Gold and Hardwell. Although there have been a number of successful dance producers from India such as Shaan, I must admit it’s rare to see this kind of collaboration. Bring in singer/songwriter Morell , who totally nails the vocal, and you have “Waitin'”, a true bop that aims to put some big bounce into your summer. In between its story, “Waitin'” emphasizes sparkling arpeggios which teleport you back to melodic house of 2012. We need more feel-good music in 2020 and “Waitin'” certainly has the recipe for just that.