Two massive UK DJs have dropped a slick new tune that serves as somewhat of an ode to our little country.
English duo Prospa teamed up with their fellow countryman Skream for their brand new summery tune ‘Waiheke Island’. They made the incredibly danceable track when visiting Aotearoa.
Both were touring here and visited Waiheke Island with Wilkinson and Friction in 2021/2022. Skream and Prospa instantly became mates, the new song being a culmination of their bromance.
It’s summer over in Europe, so they wanted the tune out in time for some sunshine shindigs.
“Big summer track for dancing with your mates to that we made in New Zealand on tour after hitting it off as soon as we met!” Skream wrote in an Instagram post announcing the release.
In their own Insta post, Prospa shared some love towards our country. They also said fans have been begging for an official release of ‘Waiheke Island’ so they’re stoked to oblige.
“Made in the beautiful country of NZ,” the caption reads. “You guys have been in our DMs asking for this one for well over a year. So happy to get it out this side of summer.”
In April of this year, Skream returned to a genre he helped legitimise with his song ‘Summoned’.
'Summoned' is his first official dubstep release since 2013 when Skreamizm Vol. 7 dropped, and the bloke hasn't missed a beat.
After performing a run of dubstep-exclusive sets and revealing in his Backseat Bandits interview with George Drive that he was sitting on 75 unreleased dubstep songs, we're hoping 'Summoned' is the first of many to get an official release.
‘Waiheke Island’ may not have been of the dutty dubstep tunes he’s sitting on, but it's got a bit of Kiwiana attached to it which means it transcends genres.