After months of teasing his musical shift, Luca Lush is finally sharing a track from his “speed house” arsenal. “Afterglow” is the first track off the Brooklyn-native’s forthcoming Speed House LP, mixing bass house at an incredibly fast pace to produce a new genre altogether. The track also comes as the first-ever release from the newly-minted Seedeater Records, a joint venture between Cardinal Artists and Create Music Group.
Create Music Group’s new SVP Business Development, Ethan Baer, formerly of EDM.com, says they’re going to “push towards empowering independent creators and building an ecosystem for them to grow and thrive.”
“Afterglow” gives off Billie Eilish vibes with its haunting vocals. Rather than pursuing the ghoulish ambiance, however, Luca Lush throws a curveball with a strikingly fast house beat. Although typically recognized for his neck-breaking tracks, Lush’s experimentation in this new realm of music displays his creativity and versatility as a talented producer.
“Originally the track was called ‘Hotline Miami,’ and it was inspired by the vocal from C&C Music Factory’s classic ‘Everybody Dance Now.’ I was trying to draw from the nostalgia for that time…the late 80’s early 90’s – Scarface, GTA, Miami Vice, that kind of thing,” Luca Lush says. “I was thinking how to take this late 80’s early 90’s Miami idea and mash it up with the current wave of dance music in America which sits around 140-150 BPM but Riddim.”
He then combined those ideas with house music and sped up the track to achieve the sound he was looking for. It’s the sort of sound that will likely inform the new LP and genre he’s attempting to mine. “I started writing a bunch of records that fit that amalgamation,” Lush adds, “with some influences from Techno and things of that nature, but making it more fun, and less serious.”