WORDS BY LOUIS HAINES
We’ve had an eye on exciting Brisbane producer Young Franco (AKA Joey Da Rin) for a little while, as he’s been building up steam in his home country of Australia. Over the last year he’s developed his craft in euphoric, funky house and his most recent track, ‘Talkin’ Bout’, shows just how pristine things have gotten.
With a bounce so tangible it’ll be hopping around your head for days, the only thing that could possibly give this tune more pep is a swooning, beat perfect sample. That’s where fellow Aussie KLP comes in. The synth pop siren and Triple J House Party host lays on a delicious, syncopated vocal line that lends a unique, woozy crispness to proceedings.
Da Rin’s production choices are a joy to hear, with dropped notes and adequate space for his samples all blended seamlessly across the track’s four minutes. With a ballsy style that brings loads of the mix to the front, Young Franco’s current promise is boundlessly exciting.
It bears remembering that summer’s drawing to a close down under. Fingers crossed he’ll be hopping on a plane and bringing some of the vibes for the season’s change here… watch this space!