Perto with Kah-Lo ‘Bad Maybe Good’ New Single Drops
17-year old Australian producer Perto has teamed up with GRAMMY-nominated, Nigerian born / NYC based vocalist Kah-Lo (of Rinse & Repeat / Fake ID notoriety) to deliver infectious new single Bad Maybe Good.
Bad Maybe Good (which was recorded while Kah-Lo was on tour in Australia earlier this year) blends Kah-Lo’s distinctive soulful tones and effortless energy with the young prodigy’s infectious, hip-hop-infused electronic sound. Of the collaboration Perto says, “We made this song when Kah-Lo was on tour in Sydney with Riton a few months ago, my team said she was down to do a session, and I was like, “What!” We ended up getting into the studio and it all happened in two hours. That song came out so quickly. It was a crazy dynamic that day.”
“He’s so talented and made the beat in 5 minutes, and that’s hardly an exaggeration.” Says Kah-Loof the collaboration. “I wrote ‘Bad Maybe Good’ about when you know a person isn’t exactly right for you, but you go along anyway. I’d say it’s kind of the foundation of most casual relationships, and I wasn’t hearing a lot of songs that acknowledged that. Love that we’re able to put this song out!”
Finding inspiration at the age of 10 after hearing Skrillex’s ‘Bangarang’ on the radio for the first time (“I was like, ‘what the fuck is this?!”), he spent the next few years teaching himself music production; fast-forward to just a few years later and prodigious Perto now shares the same team rosters as his former idol.
For any young producer, collaborating and crossing paths with revered artists like Timbaland and Billie Eilish is the stuff of dreams, but for the17-year-old it is very much a reality. In a recent interview with i-D (Perto’s first ever interview!) he revealed exactly what he has been working on while flying under the radar; “Probably most of these won’t come out, but between LA and Miami I worked with Timbaland, Ludacris, Justin Timberlake, Billie Eilish and Whethan… So much stuff! And Diablo — he basically kicked off Smokepurpp and Lil Pump’s careers. He was producing them from day one. He’s the craziest dude ever. We linked in LA and I was cancelling sessions with everyone else ’cause I just wanted to hang out at his house and work on stuff. We’ve been working together a lot recently.”
The combination of Perto’s production prowess which shows a maturity well beyond his years along with a unique and a kinetic live presence has already landed him with endorsements from Zane Lowe and Apple’s Beats 1 as well as in some of the world’s biggest clubs. He headlined his first extensive club tour of Australasia at age 16 as well as supported Alison Wonderland for herAustralian 2018 Awake tour. Perto has also been announced to perform alongside the likes of Diplo, Denzel Curry, 6LACK and Whethan at Listen Out festival 2019 in September with more headline dates yet to be announced.
PERTO TOUR DATES – LISTEN OUT FESTIVAL 2019
Friday, 27th September – Catani Gardens, Melbourne
Saturday, 28th September – Brisbane Showgrounds, Brisbane
Sunday, 29th September – HBF Arena, Perth
Saturday, 5th October – Centennial Park, Sydney