MANILA KILLA and LIGHTS, “Dusk”
An American electronic dance producer of Filipino heritage, Manila Killa (aka Chris Gavino) has been no stranger to these blog pages over the years and you know that his hard work is paying off when Canada’s own Lights sings and co-writes a song with him. Following up with drum ‘n bass fun of the explosive “Take Me Higher” is the vibrant dance pop of “Dusk”. And Lights is on a roll after memorable recent collaborations with Deadmau5, Felix Cartal, and Morgan Page, with a genuinely exhilarating vocal. The positive, slice-of-life “Dusk” is about thinking of your special someone while driving at dusk and imagining a romantic escapade – which later comes true. It’s a beautiful song and, with shades of early 2010’s vibes in the melody, is definitely one of Manila Killa’s best to date, the title track from his forthcoming album due in July.