Los Angeles based Aussie producer and DJ Gem’s latest is a bubbly electro-pop banger titled ‘Malibu’, and marks the first cut from an EP slated for release later this year.
Anchored around its retro, laid back percussion and a bed of warm synths, the producer’s ethereal vocals float above the track, which she says was tuned to 432hz, the frequency known to align oneself with the universe.
“This song is my love letter to the universe, written with the intention of manifesting new love and produced in 432hz, I wanted to experiment with the powerful formula of frequency + intention = healing.”
The forthcoming EP will mark something of a departure from the DJ’s covers album the2070s, which featured electro reinterpretations of 70s classics.
“It feels like a coming of age in a weird way, to be stepping out from behind the desk and releasing original music that is my own,” she explained.
“It definitely has a greater sense of vulnerability attached and at the same time it feels like I’m exactly where I need to be, letting my guard down and getting my true music out.”
‘Malibu’ arrives alongside a visually stunning 4D video created by emerging Egyptian digital artist Hussam Eissa, which takes viewers through Gem’s imagination, inspired by a vivid dream.
“I was traveling in my bed over the waves of Malibu, constantly searching. The waves lapped at the side of the bed as it rolled gently on the ocean,” she explained.
“A whale swam around me and jumped out of the water and dived across the bed while I stayed asleep thinking it was a dream, not realising my thoughts had been so powerful the room had burst open and the bed really was laying on the waves, realising then that being awake can be a simulated dream state if you’re truly living presently from your heart chakra.”
Watch the video for ‘Malibu’ below.