Written by Sina Watson
Detroit underground house producer MASTERIA has been busy these past few months. Coming off the recent success of his Undergound EP, production classes, and moving, MASTERIA returns with his latest release, “Operator,” featuring Johnny Malek.
The track immediately catches the listeners ears with its catchy bass line while Johnny’s vocals command your attention. When describing his creative process behind the track, MASTERIA states:
“Operator is a track I created to reflect how I see DJ’s controlling dance floors with their music. My goal was to combine the groovy, catchy rhythms and drum patterns of Tech House with the loud, aggressive sound design and mixing of bass genres. When I connected with Johnny Malek to brainstorm some vocals for the track, the “Operator” concept came to us right away. We felt the phrasing of lyrics would help convey a feeling of ‘being controlled’ by the DJ, which is exactly what we aimed for.”
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Although the music industry seems to standstill, MASTERIA continues to keep pushing forward with a massive year and new music with support from EDM’s biggest names Marshmello, Tiesto, Chris Lake, Dillion Francis and more. He has has several releases charting on Beatport and Apple Music including placements in the Top 20 on iTunes Dance Charts in 7 different countries
Meanwhile producer and M.C Johnny Malek makes his own waves in the Detroit Dance Music community, sharing the stages with Wax Motif, Kyle Watson, and Chris Lake. Recently he’s added record label head to his resume with Sauced and Found Records.
Until DJ’s can get back to controlling the dance floor, we’ll just have to settle for commanding our living rooms.