SUPPORT FOR ‘JUNGLE TRAIN’
“‘It’s beautifully shot, and the contrast between the two lifestyles is stark and effective. The flute samples in ‘Jungle Train’ and the vocals of Little Green are a dreamy combination.”
– The AU Review (AUS)
“The kind of collab that just really fits together so nicely. Lamalo are in their element when they’re giving us fluid house grooves and with Little Green, they’ve only topped things up with her hypnotic, jazzy vibes.” – 4/5 stars
– Dave Ruby Howe – triple j (AUS)
“Lamalo infuse this brooding electronic sound with mannerisms intertwined from disco, funk, jazz and beyond; each sound they approach seemingly being a new direction that takes them somewhere unexplored and yet despite that, they manage to knock it out of the park every single time without fault.”
– Pilerats (AUS)
Following on from the release of their critically praised single ‘Jungle Train’ featuring Little Green, Sydney-based producer duo Lamalo have returned with the accompanying video clip – shot and directed by Milan Nikolich.
Shot across Revesby Station and a farm in Sydney’s North West, the clip features a narrative of a woman who is shackled by her mundane reality and 9-5 job. Filmed with a camera used on the set of Mad Max: Fury Road, the video flows effortlessly from sterile metropolitan spaces, to lush natural surroundings, highlighting the main characters’ desire for escape and freedom.
Lamalo talks about the inspiration behind the clip:
“The video explores liberation from an uninspiring work life. The clip follows a woman (played by Amy) as she travels to work in the early hours of the morning dreaming about a utopian existence, becoming one with nature and with music. Amy was planning to be barefoot in the farm section of the shoot, however the area was crawling with bull ants. We had to scour the ground, prepare the leaves that she was going to dance on and then shoot really quickly to minimise the risk.”
Since release, the track has been widely embraced by triple j Unearthed, Pilerats, Acid Stag, Surviving the Golden Age (USA) and The Soundcheck. Previous singles have been strongly supported by Spotify, including an entry in the Spotify AU Viral Chart, with their single ‘Outside’ amassing nearly two million streams. They’ve also been featured on triple j, FBi Radio, Purple Sneakers, Discobelle (SWE), Project U and The Music.
In the live arena the duo has supported contemporaries The Kite String Tangle, Midnight Pool Party and Dekleyn, as well as playing boutique festivals Rabbits Eat Lettuce, Red Deer Arts and Music Festival and The Grass is Greener.
Lamalo is made up of classically trained, multi-instrumentalists Michiya Nagai and Yossi Cascun. Since their inception in 2016, the duo has been blending energetic electronica, sophisticated textures and groovy polyrhythms, across a discography that spans two EP’s and five singles.
‘Jungle Train’ feat. Little Green is available worldwide now