|One of Perth’s most in-demand talents, Tina Says teams up with multi-talented vocalist Jude York for striking dance release ‘Barriers’, out now via Tinted Records. Proving once again she is one of the most promising and dynamic producers in the country, Tina Says lays down atmospheric beats to diligently craft a track that is equal parts intimate and primed for today’s dancefloors. The electronic artist effortlessly integrates her late-night bass-driven talents with the emotion-fuelled vocal inflections of Jude York whose versatility sees his vocal lines range from ethereal to poignant.
On the production Tina Says said, “During a time of constant setbacks, plans happening and then not, uncertainty – my world was rocked. This experience made me go back over some old projects. I was resonating with emotive driven and expressive ideas, basically sounds that make you feel. I believe that different experiences and moods lead you to craving certain sounds as a producer, this time it leads me to wanting to finish ‘Barriers’. Once I did, I sent the track out to a few singers and when Jude York sent his back, his vocals and lyrics sent shivers down my spine and it gave me a buzz, that’s how I knew it was the perfect fit.”
Singer-songwriter Jude York, also known as one half of The Beamish Brothers, has channeled his talents into his solo artistry in the past year. His debut single as a feature artist came in July 2021, a collaboration with Brisbane producer Wastemall for ‘Glaciers’, a track that went on to receive airplay on triple j, and broadcasting on Rage, and acclaim from the likes of EARMILK, and Your EDM. More recently his entry ‘I Won’t Need to Dream’ was revealed as the first pick for Australia Decides, chosen to compete in the Eurovision national final in 2022.
Tina Says has quickly become one of the most widely respected producers in the Australian scene, with her dynamic house production consistently catching the attention of triple j presenters and earning her a position as an Unearthed Feature Artist in 2020. Consistently earmarked for success, her evolution as an artist has been well documented and applauded by the likes of Pilerats, Purple Sneakers, Stoney Roads and EARMILK, while she has played alongside local heavyweights such as ShockOne, What So Not, SLUMBERJACK. A force on the club circuit, she is also no stranger to lighting up festival stages, with her DJ talents set to take her across the country on electronic legend FISHER’s ‘Bigger Than A Beach Party’ tour.
‘Barriers (feat. Jude York)’ is out now via Tinted Records.