Heartbeat(s) & 8prn Collaborate On “Wait”
As Canada’s western-most metropolis, Vancouver is generally ignored in the electronic music debate, but recently a crop of producers have begun to demand more attention. Of that crop, few are making creative inroads quite like Heartbeat(s) (Markus Garcia of LOL Boys fame) and 8prn, the sometimes collaborators and always R&B auteurs. They don’t make R&B in a traditional sense, but if you listen to their new collaboration “Wait”, the Timbaland influence is strong and the framework for light night club play is certainly there. And really, what is R&B production anymore? With Bok Bok, Nguzunguzu, Jam City and more contributing to Kelela’s tape, Shlohmo working with Jeremih and Ty Dolla Sign/TeeFLii putting out tapes with DJ Mustard, the traditional R&B archetype has been all but destroyed. Stream “Wait” below and download here.