New York-based duo Truth x Lies returns to the release trenches with ‘Like This’, the latest original production to come from the rising talent.
Their new sonic offering arrives on the heels of their July collaborative project “Kink” with Josh Tobias, as well as their June-released tech-house track “Mirror Mirror” with TELLER. Tonally attuned to two specific sonic counterparts, Truth x Lies showcases their unique production technique touching both ends of the spectrum, dark and stimulating tech-house with an aggressive, after-hours body to it, and a lighter, more modern tech-house that ebbs with clean control.
“Like This” kicks off with a pulsating bassline and a hard-hitting catchy rhythm, followed by a sultry vocal cut. Playing on a loop, the vocals take the focal point, building a rising tension that leads to an infectious beat drop that oozes with tech-house elements and uncontrollable groove. Balancing the act of old-school and “new-school”, Truth x Lies utilizes their signature sound manifesting in envelope-pushing basslines, synths, and beats.
With four-on-the-floor sensibilities, the high octane production sends a transmittable fire through the ears, transporting the listener to an atmospheric soundscape. Overall, “Like This” serves as a stellar addition to Truth x Lies expanding discography and is sure to set dancefloors ablaze in no time at all this summer.
“After a string of bootlegs, we decided to re-work one of our favorite R&B tunes from the mid-90s. We just added a big bassline, crunchy drums, and some of those aggressive Truth x Lies synths to make it a club-ready weapon.“ – Truth x Lies
With “Like This,” Truth x Lies marks another milestone in their continuous stream of recent releases, and further solidifies their position as a force to be reckoned with in the rising class of burgeoning tech-house producers. Offering another premier example of their infectious sound design, listeners are treated to a taste of what the bubbling talent has planned next. The impending reign of Truth x Lies continues as they prepare to drop a handful of sonically diverse productions later this year.
ABOUT TRUTH X LIES
Cohesively centering their identity around a concept that colors their sonic output, Truth x Lies has made quite an impression on the electronic dance circuit. You don’t have truth without lies, nor Ian Berles without Ryan Howard. The duo has had an exhilarating start to their young career, winning Insomniac’s Discovery Project in 2017 with their first original production ‘City Lights’, as well as BONNIE X CLYDE’s Bass Jam Remix Competition for 2017’s ‘Wanted’ EP. The rising duo has amassed over 12,000,000 streams across all music platforms and has garnered support from the likes of Zeds Dead, AC Slater, Tiësto, Dombresky, Pasquale Rotella, and more.
Paving the way for new and exciting opportunities, Truth x Lies saw massive success, stepping behind the decks at major festivals including Beyond Wonderland, Electric Zoo, and EDC Las Vegas, and notable venues including Echostage, Academy LA, and Exchange. Playing shows in hundreds of major cities across the United States, the duo has provided support to dance fixtures including Dr. Fresch, Dom Dolla, and Mercer.
Tonally attuned to two specific sonic counterparts, dark, stimulating tech-house and lighter, more modern tech-house, Truth x Lies production knows no boundaries. As one of the most talked about up-and-coming artists, Truth x Lies is bound to be one of 2022’s hottest acts to come in tech-house.
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Truth x Lies – ‘Like This’ is out now via Glasgow Underground
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