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Aire Atlantica – Cut You Off (ft. KOLE)

Aire Atlantica is one of the most talented young producers in the game right now and his new one “Cut You Off” couldn’t make that more apparent. Featuring a fellow rising talent in KOLE, the two artists lay out a raw track that bucks all the traditions of electronic influenced pop music. It’s grungy, smokey, and fits into the new wave of producers reacting to maximalist production with a stripped down sound – digital interfaces are being traded in for guitars and a rockstar ethos. The hook in particular is a pure ear worm that digs its way into the depths of your skull with KOLE proclaiming “I, I, I just wanna cut you off.” It conjures up images of a sweaty, packed out venue moving in unison to the song’s utterly coercive vibes.

Due to its title, this release also has me thinking about cutting people off. There’s a friend in particular who offered a true “in” to the community in my line of work, but her behavior was embarrassing and utterly destructive. People who I wanted to rub shoulders with were in arms reach, but I had to decide whether I valued my work or my well being more. Fortunately, I made the best decision and cut her off – it’s awkward, sure, but I prevented any sort of scenario that could have tanked my well being in an instant. Cheers to making the tough decisions for the betterment of self.