After the release of The Island earlier this year, LASHES’ striking electro-pop single has been reimagined by REYKO!, with the pair delivering The Island Alien Rave Remix and The Island Tropical Remix, mastered by Trae Tuohy.
Speaking of the remixes, LASHES said:
“This collaboration came about pretty organically and randomly, beginning over the Instagram DM’s. I came across REYKO! through the New Wave Infinity arts collective as they are filming my next music video for “Luv Is Blind”, and I heard one of REYKO!’s productions via his Instagram story. I loved his experimental RnB feel so I reached out to him and he replied that he’d love to do a flip of one of my songs some time. I thought he could really do something totally different with “The Island”, and let him know that he could make it as weird and wacky as he wanted. He ended up coming back to me with two very individual remixes that I thought were so different to the original, but equally as special.”
REYKO! typifies the new wave of Melbourne’s creativity. Drawing inspiration from artists like PARTYNEXTDOOR, Roy Woods and even a tinge of José González, he defies the limits placed on genres and has forged an interesting blend of penetrative, pensive alternative RnB.
As a producer, artist and co-leader of one of the cities biggest creative collectives New Wave Infinity, the drive to elevate the culture and the people within it pushes REYKO! forward at every turn.