Australian Tastemaker Godlands Leans Into Phonk For Double Release “SLEEPER / SICKO”
Following her high-energy single “CASHMERE” with boler mani, Adelaide-native Godlands has returned to Monstercat today with a phonk-driven A/B release, “SLEEPER / SICKO.”
The new records revisit the trap phenom’s hip-hop stylings from her early open-format days, experimenting with 808 cowbells and ‘90s Memphis rap-inspired vocals. Crafted to fit Rocket League’s street-themed season and forthcoming Halloween event, the tracks are fused with ominous claps and drums synonymous with drifting and street racing. “SLEEPER / SICKO” flexes Godlands’ ability to produce at any BPM while she continues to expand her fanbase into new domains.
Godlands shares, “I was super excited to get into this mini side project that was a little outside my comfort zone. I’d never produced a phonk track before, so to delve into another aspect of hip hop/trap and combine it with my EDM background was really fun. To be able to work with Rocket League is also such an honour, I’m a huge fan of the game and I’m beyond excited to produce some fun tunes for their users.”
Following her impressive ‘GODSP33D’ EP in June, Godlands continues to level-up in the electronic circuit beyond Australia. Her unique aesthetic and groundbreaking productions have amassed support from BBC, triple j, and artists like Alison Wonderland, SLANDER, and Illenium.
Fans can look forward to hearing both “SLEEPER” and “SICKO” live during her debut performance at Monstercat’s ADE Label Showcase on release day, October 20th, followed by festival slots at Ice Cream Factory, Rhythm & Vines and more.