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pluko – need ya (ft. Nevve)

A couple of my favorite artists in pluko and Nevve return to the EMPT pages with a straight up smash of a track that I can’t get out of my head. This one is called “need ya” and it’s layered electronic music at its finest with little touches like synths that twinkle away into the soundscape (think a massive kaleidoscope that you can hear) and a straight bumping hook. As usual, Nevve lays down next level vocals that elevate the track to even further heights as she sweetly proclaims “baby I need ya.” It’s all a recipe for a track that’s impossible to shake and immediately makes you want to press play again.

I recently wrote about cutting people off, but this time I’m writing about those we need. We’re individuals with our own perspectives, sure, but we’re also social creatures by nature. We need people around us who trigger those endorphins of love whether it’s platonic or romantic – they’re an essential part of what makes us tick from day to day. In a massive city like Los Angeles, it’s so easy to lose sight of those people when you’re caught up in the cycle of grinding at work day in and day out, especially when it’s work you love to get lost in. We owe it to ourselves to take a step back and show some love for the ones we need!

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pluko – asleep (feat. MOONZz)

I know this just came out today, but I have one of my favorite songs of the year on my hands. Three of the best electronic music things in pluko, MOONZz, and the Foreign Family Collective are all wrapped up into a beautiful release that tugs at the heartstrings. It’s such an emotional track with a glitchy, colorful drop much like its single artwork that feels forward-thinking and nostalgic at the same time. It’s insane to me that pluko has only been around for a year considering how nuanced his sound is and working with a respected powerhouse like Foreign Family is a testament to that.

I also have to give a major shoutout to MOONZz! She always crushes her features and “asleep” is no different. Her vocals are a picture perfect complement to pluko’s production as they delicately intertwine. From top to bottom, this track is like a warm blanket that I just want to be enveloped in and let it course through the air into my ears for hours at a time. I have a moody nighttime playlist for when I’m driving through the city, cruising down the coast, or just relaxing at home and staring out my window, and this will make an amazing addition.

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