Fresh off their collaboration ‘Depart’ a matter of months ago, London producer Manüka and Louis Patten continue to amaze us with another beautiful collaboration titled ‘Memories’, a quirky collection of a wide range of instrumentation and influence that results in a hefty amount of depth in production on offer.
Throughout the journey that is ‘Memories’, we are gifted with several gems to unpack that give the track the unconventional edge that sets it apart, whether that be the ‘jungle’ influence in the percussion, the mesmerising saxophone screeching away in the backdrop or the infectious groove created in the chorus that is accentuated further by those silky smooth vocals melting the hearts of all in their path. Both Louis Patten & Manüka both bring their A-game in this collaboration with all the skills in the artillery on display for a truely global sounding release that will appeal to everyone.
“This song is about a journey of memories during a time where my mind simply felt at ease even though I was experiencing many transformations. Everything was beginning to become aligned and the feeling of connection to my goals and beliefs was pushing me in the right direction. Manüka and I have worked hard on this track. We wanted to express change and incorporate a variety of instruments to convey a journey. Some of the chaotic drum samples were recorded from the Sahara Desert on my phone, which contrasts in a powerful way to the otherwise delicate and smooth atmosphere. The saxophone breaks up the song which then leads you to the message of memories. I think it’s nice to focus on trying to look back on your memories and to recollect some of the great moments of your life”. – Louis Patten x Manüka