Donatachi, Slayyyter - Crush On U
20 Jun 2019
Australian producer Donatachi today unveils the next slice of his upcoming EP Taste with a standout collab with US star-on-the-rise and “the future of pop music” (The Fader), Slayyyter. ‘Crush On U’ combines Donatachi’s signature experimental pop sounds with Slayyyter’s lyrics of teenage fantasies and summer crushes.
Donatachi explains how the track came together between their respective bases of Sydney and St Louis: “Slayyyter and I met on SoundCloud last summer and immediately bonded over wanting to live out our teenage fantasies online and produce big budget pop from our bedrooms. I made this rave influenced beat on a dying MacBook and I think she recorded the already iconic bars in her closet. In one day we were able to produce the kind of experimental pop I’ve always been striving to create. We both have such a deep obsession for pop culture and this song is for all our crushes - boys, Bratz dolls and Britney Spears.”
Since releasing her debut single ‘BFF’ in 2018, Slayyyter has been feted by the likes of Paper Mag, The Fader, NME and Billboard, with Rolling Stone declaring “The internet is a pop star’s game and Slayyyter is winning.” Naming Heidi Montag among her biggest inspirations, it’s clear Slayyyter is not your usual cookie-cutter pop icon.
Shaping a genreless musical utopia across his originals and remixes, Donatachi continues to create plush soundscapes which burst with hypercolour sound design and forward thinking club beats, all with an optimistic and un-ironic love of pop. Donatachi has been on hot-streak over the past 12 months, being hand-picked by icon Kim Petras as main support for her three sold-out Mardi Gras sideshows in Sydney and Melbourne in March, following on from his 2018 support slot for Australian indie-pop star Mallrat.
Donatachi will be releasing his bop-filled debut EP Taste on July 5th and alongside Slayyyter, the EP is filled with guest features from the likes of Evangeline, Rosebud Leach, Genes and Rromarin.