Surfing the wave created by Simon Doty’s headline set and sell-out B2B with Yotto at Anjunadeep’s Explorations festival in Dhërmi, Albania, here’s the newly triumphant ‘Tattoo’ with Ruth Royall on vocals, along with a club friendly ‘3am in Dhërmi’ mix by the Canadian producer.
‘After working with Ruth Royall last year, I was so impressed, I asked her to do an original track together; and she sent the incredible topline for ‘Tattoo’’ Simon says. ‘The original mix is more radio-friendly, so I made a club mix, and the first time I played it was closing down the Empire stage in Dhërmi.’
‘Tattoo’ follows Doty’s ‘Hometown EP’ and ‘Living Sound EP’, also on Anjunadeep, which have amassed just under 1 million streams to date.
‘Tattoo (original mix)’: combining deep throbbing beat n’ bass, emotive piano stabs and Ruth Royall’s ethereal vocal hooks, this makes for an undeniable summer anthem, already tried and tested on the road to ecstatic reception.
‘Tattoo (3am in Dhërmi mix)’: the ‘clubbier’ cousin has more of a build to it, a driving beat, a faster piano riff, the vocals split into anthemic, shivery slices. Perfect for hot dancefloors in cool places.
Doty’s own event brand/label RECESS launched recently with his ‘Reality Check’ EP featuring remixes from Dosem and Black Circle. Following a handful of well received parties at Treehouse Miami, the burgeoning party brand travels to new markets including Las Vegas this year.
‘Tattoo’ is out now on Anjunadeep, get it here: https://anjunadeep.co/sdttoo.gcn
Written by: Alejandro Serrano