Looking ahead to the release of his long awaited debut album Planet Oasis in April, producer and sonic curator extraordinaire Just A Gent gives fans another taste of the bigger picture in new single ‘Who Would Have Thought’.
A collaboration with West Coast hip hop firebrand Arno Faraji, the newest release from Just A Gent highlights both his love for finding new inspiration and sounds, and also his pure knack for bringing unique voices together into the mix with his own honed style. The execution of it all = effortlessly engaging for maximum entertainment.
Recorded by Just A Gent in Mindaribba on Wonnarua Country (Maitland, NSW), he reunited with Faraji after having first worked with him on the latter’s track ‘Bass Jumpin’. Working remotely with one another, ‘Who Would Have Thought’ was born and as Just A Gent says, Faraji’s added talents as a producer elevated the final product.
“‘Who Would Have Thought’ is a tune to listen to while you reflect back and appreciate everything you have done and all the hard work you put it to get to this point in your journey. We wanted to give you that nostalgic feel and take you to another world.
I made the beat earlier this year and having worked with Arno in the past on his tune ‘Bass Jumpin’ I instantly imagined him on this one, so I flicked it over to him and thankfully he loved it. A week later he flicked back a demo and after a call or two and some back and forths we had it. Arno is a kickass producer himself so he was able to record his takes at home and I just mixed them to taste.”
JUST A GENT
“I wrote the lyrics to this track a little while ago, as I was leaving a state of physical and mental exhaustion, trying to find ways to motivate myself and charge up. It was one of those times when the pursuit was also the reward and that was enough to inspire a lot outta me. “Who would’ve thought I’d make it this far” is like a mantra to inspire that long game hustle but also help you reflect on how far you came & keep going. If this track can work in a way that can inspire a thirst for more in anybody I’m happy!”
2021 was a busy year for Just A Gent, releasing a string of successful releases throughout the year including ‘Aliens’, ‘Island Fever’ and ‘Swallowed Up’ – all three dictating the journey the producer was charting for himself as he worked his way towards Planet Oasis.
The album, due out April 1st, will mark a touchstone moment for Just A Gent, whose career to date has seen him become an in-demand name on club and festival circuits, buoyed on by multiple EP collections that have shown his natural talent.
PRAISE FOR JUST A GENT
“Buying a one way ticket to whatever tropical location Just A Gent is going to. Such a slick, spacey groove.”
Triple J Unearthed, Dave Ruby Howe (‘Island Fever’, 2021)
“Magic! Swept up in it all.”
Triple J, Claire Mooney (‘Swallowed Up’, 2021)
“Just A Gent has an uncanny ability to blend hypnotic future bass and booming trap under a melodic umbrella.”
“…the artist has found a unique styling that only he can purvey.”