Honestly, we all should have known that Wavedash and James Ivy would make a great collaboration if they ever connected. The good news is that day has actually arrived and their collab is incredible. Their latest single “Chicago Loop” is the four artists’ most vulnerable and groovy tracks.
From the trio that gave us glitchy/future bass in tracks like “Dummo Loop” to the synth-heavy cascade of “Stallions”, it’s clear that Wavedash are making some of the glitziest bass music in the scene. Their soundscape has the shine to it that very few electronic artists can emulate.
Meanwhile, James Ivy has been rising as one of indie music’s most interesting acts. If you followed Porter Robinson‘s Nurture rollout, they may have caught James Ivy’s version of “Something Comforting” with it’s washed-out guitar and excellent 90’s boyband singing. But his output feels like a revival of alternative rock with a new charm, making him one of this year’s most exciting artists to watch.
On “Chicago Loop”, they really flexed their creative muscles. Wavedash and James Ivy make a bedroom pop that gets a sadboi house beat. But it’s paired with these very intimate vocals from Ivy that vitalizes the track. The track’s 80’s inspired drums and sensual vocal-manipulation are some of the elements that give this song such masterful songwriting. It’s the kind of song you listen to dancing in your room and it feels so cathartic.
Wavedash dropped their debut record World Famous Tour about a year ago. Five months later, the trio start releasing new music again. The new output feels like a new body of work could be on the way. But nothing has been announced officially. And James Ivy’s debut EP Good Grief came out in October last year and was followed by a new song 8 months later. These young artists continue to sharpen their imagination and their songwriting while efficiently releasing quality future bass. Who could want anything more?
Make sure to check out “Chicago Loop” by Wavedash and James Ivy! Let’s hope they do it again.