Aiming to eliminate fear and bring confidence back into people’s lives, electronic duo and kings of ornate dance jams KAYEX have released their groovy new single “Warrior Games”. The track has a timeless, fluid groove, and its amalgamation of various genres - from indie-pop to funk electronic to ambient - gives it an addictively unique quality.

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Co-written and produced by  Lionel Towers (Gypsy & The Cat), and mastered by Mike Marsh  (Calvin Harris, Chemical Brothers), “ Warrior Games” radiates warmth and originality.

With the single being released in the midst of their time on the road supporting  Crooked ColoursKAYEX explain,  “We wrote ‘ Warrior Games’ while we were dealing with a few creative and personal obstacles…  When people listen to this song, we want them to feel as if they have no fear but complete confidence in their path, whatever that may be. Trust the process and have faith in the work you’ve put in.”

The single is accompanied by a colourful and quirky new music video, the vintage 80’s aesthetic of which perfectly compliments the track’s throwback sonics.

Watch the music video for Warrior Games below: 

From school friends in Perth, to studio partners in Sydney, KAYEX’s members Palassi Kailis andTom Derickx combine both electronic samples and live instrumentation in a way that speaks to the broadening tastes of today’s pop scene.

The duo debuted their live show at Sydney’s Listen Out Festival, and in late 2018 won the triple j Unearthed competition that allowed them to perform at Sydney’s Field Day Festival on New Year’s Day 2019. They also supported SG Lewis on his national Australian tour in 2018, and Crooked Colours on their national Australian tour.

Drawing from inspirations such as Daft Punk, Kanye West and Chance the Rapper, there is no doubt that KAYEX will continue to push boundaries in 2019.

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Written by Zack Anthony Curran

Zack is the Director of Hipland.co



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