Premiere: Habstrakt and Badjokes make Never Say Die Records homecoming on ‘Right Here’
In a year that has virtually wiped out each and every artist’s day-to-day docket, Habstrakt has sensibly made of the most out of his surplus of time. Having already made the rounds at countless digital events on top of his high-caliber release record, consisting of solo offerings like “Free” and “Show Me,” the Frenchman is bringing that resolve with him into the year’s final turn. In 2015, Habstrakt and fellow countryman Badjokes broke ground on Never Say Die Records for their first-ever label linkage and now, five years and two total collaborations later, they’re making a joint homecoming with “Right Here.”
“Right Here” has been a fan-favorite ID for good cause throughout quarantine, consistently reintroduced whenever Habstrakt has hit the virtual decks. Building off both “Gimme” and “Moving Up,” Habstrakt and Badjokes decisively cement their trilogy of collaborative winners, delivering another hearty dose of clean-cut, frontline bass house.
The former spoke on his return home to Never Say Die alongside Badjokes and how “Right Here” was actually a last-minute idea, telling Dancing Astronaut,
“So excited to be back on [Never Say Die] for another collaboration with my brother from Marseille, Badjokes. We initially agreed on a different track for this release then suddenly decided to make something brand new from scratch really close to the deadline we had…so we took turns sleeping and producing nonstop while also making the artwork and it turned out to be our favorite collaboration ever!”
“Right Here” will be officially released everywhere on October 2, but you can hear it exclusively on Dancing Astronaut one day early.