A few months ago, Liverpool producer Friend Within shared with us a curated collection of musical influences that have helped shape the producer that he is today. Now, he's returned to Solotoko with another club-ready number, aptly christened as "Feel It".
Diving headfirst into an expansive, unfurled soundscape of bass and resounding vocal chops, "Feel It" reverberates in its namesake—astounding listeners with its unabashed notes. Warping synths sweep themselves over the well-crafted tempo, compelling listeners to pull themselves closer to the music as Friend Within ushers in subtle wails and pulsing pads—mesmerizing in its acidic progression. There's a direct goal in mind and the producer achieves it resolutely, enveloping us in an infectious number that physically echoes in our bones.
With releases on various labels alongside a wealth of remixes, Friend Within is a producer's producer, having consistently delivered on tech-house bangers over the last four years. With a diary that has covered The Warehouse Project, Chibuku, XOYO, We Are FSTVL, Creamfields, Parklife, Fabric & European cities and festivals, Friend Within has also demonstrated his massively rising popularity with tours of Australia and the US. With further support coming from a huge range of publications, the producer has started his own label, He Loves You—to self-release his blurring take on house music.