Paces :: released January 25 2018
With his 2017 single 'Savage' featuring NYNE about to crack 8 million Spotify plays, Gold Coast producer Paces launches into 2018 with 'Going Mad' featuring rising Australian talent CLYPSO and US rapper Raven Felix, who is signed to Wiz Khalifa's Taylor Gang label. 'Going Mad' is the next taste of Paces' upcoming second album and was co-written with Tkay Maidza who Paces worked with on her Hottest 100-charting track 'Switch Lanes'.
Paces, aka Mikey Perry, explains how 'Going Mad' came about: "I really enjoy the process of writing music, watching a track evolve from one thing to something completely different is so fun for me. 'Going Mad' was a particularly fun rabbit-hole to go down and along the way I got to work with three female artists who I really admire! The track began with a sample I took of my friend opening a can of energy drink. I'd also been recording some of the "Ooooh-ahhh" sounds that my then-newborn son Koa had been making. Around that time I met up with Tkay for a session. It was a super fun day and we came up with some really cool stuff but the timing wasn't right for us to be releasing a single together. I ended up keeping her "Oh - Oh" lines during the intro which really set the tone of the track. Next I showed it to CLYPSO who's an emerging singer/songwriter/producer from Sydney who I'm a massive fan of. She sent me a demo of that hook and I was sold. The final piece was Raven Felix's verse. Raven is a rapper from the States who's been doing big things lately. Her bars were a perfect fit for the track, I'm so happy we were able to work together on this one!"
Paces will be taking his high energy live show on the road over the next few months including playing St Kilda Festival, Mountain Sounds Festival and headlining Secret Garden Festival. Paces will then head to the US to embark on his debut US tour. Having signed to Republic Records in New York (home to multi-platinum artists like Drake, The Weeknd and Lorde) in mid-2017, 'Savage' has just been re-released with a new feature from Atlanta rapper Nessly, confirming Paces' global push in 2018.