Mike & Gomi had great success on previous collaborations together in recent years, and we all came together in 2019 to do “Touch” which was released on Toolroom Trax under Sarah’s moniker Luv Junkie. Mike & Gomi wanted Sarah to sing this new cool track they produced and of course, She was all in as a Sarah Mattea release instead of Luv Junkie for this one.
What’s been happening recently and how has your Covid experience been?
MIKE & GOMI: It has been tough at times, working on music and taking things day by day. Many gigs have died down or basically disappeared with quarantine, but we do the best with what we have and stay creative at home or in the studio safely.
As a collab the three of you have written the single ‘What U Do’ how did you all decide on the direction to take the songwriting?
Mike & Gomi had this incredible track and we all got together for a writing session back in July 2020. Sarah had these two song ideas on her voice notes that fit perfectly so we mashed those together and added some adlibs along with all the magic!
What influenced the sound and songwriting?
Sarah was in Ibiza when she wrote those two song ideas, giving Mike and Gomi the idea of taking that ibiza sound influence to the track and the melodies flowed perfectly.
How did you all go about writing What U Do?
We were in Gomi’s studio just throwing around ideas to the track him and Mike created, and it was truly a group effort. Each of us have our creative forte’s and it really makes for a perfect production when we all come together.
Where and when did you record/produce/master and who did you work with?
Gomi’s studio and all the above were done by the three of us.
How did the recording/production process take place?
Mike & Gomi wanted a vocal on this track idea and I was excited to work with them again.
What programs/equipment/instruments did you use?
What did you find most challenging and rewarding during the writing and recording/production process?
COVID made it a little challenging, but we put this together and recorded it in one night. Mike & Gomi spent some time on the production of course, but we always have a great time in the studio, laughing, sharing ideas and bouncing around our ideas.
Will you all be working together in the future on more music?
Yes, Mike & Gomi already have a track that they are waiting on Sarah to get in the studio to put my vocals on for the next LUV JUNKIE project!
Who are you listening to at the moment?
GOMI: Bach, Mozart, Beethoven
SARAH: I have a huge spectrum of styles that I like to listen to, so I toggle my Pandora between the top pop radio hits, old school R&B and house music stations.
What do you like to do away from music?
MIKE : Hanging with my family, watching movies, going out and spending time together.
What’s planned for What U Do and the remainder of 2021?
Favourite food and place to hangout?
GOMI:Ramen shop- ICHIRAN in Brooklyn.
SARAH: SUSHI! SugarFish in Union Square is one of my favorites but hanging out anywhere that’s outside right now perfect ha! Long Island City boardwalk and Central Park are probably my favorite places now that it is warming up but cannot wait until the pool parties start back up or indoor venues so I can support all my DJ friends and dance my bum off!