BIJOU Links Up With Rising Talent Zaerd For Epic Dancefloor Heater, ‘Saint Tropez’ Out now via DND Recs.
Renowned DJ and Producer BIJOU returns to the release radar with his first official offering of the year, joining forces with rising Australian-based talent Zaerd for their latest sonic masterpiece ‘Saint Tropez’. Marking an exciting milestone in the up-and-coming DJ/producer’s musical journey, the high-energy collaboration serves as his return to Do Not Duplicate Recordings since making his debut with ‘Put The Mood Down’ alongside Rob Upland in April 2021, which landed them an official remix courtesy of BIJOU himself.
Heavily influenced by sounds of G-House, Bass House, and Future House, ‘Saint Tropez’ doubles as a full circle moment for Zaerd, as he links up with the DND Recs label boss for their first official collaboration. A strong contender for the next “song of the summer’’, ‘Saint Tropez’ is out now and available to stream across all platforms via Do Not Duplicate Recordings.
BIJOU and Zaerd’s ‘Saint Tropez’ is a vibrant offering that boasts a punchy bassline, upbeat synth work, and a rich, textured vocal cut. A hard-hitting house music coup de maître, the enthralling production features high-octane sensibilities, pulsating drops, and atmospheric energy. Crafted with the dancefloor in mind, ‘Saint Tropez’ serves a transmittable fire throughout the ears, leaving listeners wanting to dance their way to Saint Tropez. Offering exuberant four-on-the-floor beats throughout its entirety, ‘Saint Tropez’ serves as a stellar addition to BIJOU and Zaerd’s discographies right in time for the warm months ahead.
“‘Saint Tropez’ for me, encapsulates the summer which is well on its way. We wanted to make a record that captured the vibe and the feeling you get when laying on the beach, sipping a pina colada, on summer vacation with your best friends. To me, its forward thinking and classy, with a vocal so intoxicating that you just want to sing over and over. Overall this record represents the future of my sound, and I couldnt think of a better way to start off 2023 than dropping this one with my good friend Zaerd on my label DND Recs. Lets go!” -BIJOU
“‘Saint Tropez’ is such an iconic place in the world, so to create a song inspired by it we needed to be 100% sure that it’d live up to its name. Both myself and BIJOU worked tirelessly on this song, picking apart each minor detail to ensure that it would be the best it could. The song means a lot to me personally – it’s a more clubby style than my listeners may be used to, but I wanted to experiment with that realm a little bit. Also, having the opportunity to collaborate with one of my idols really influenced me to put my heart and soul into the tune – which I’m hoping the listeners will hear.” -Zaerd
Ushering in the next generation of electronic music producers, Do Not Duplicate Recordings continues to demonstrate its innate ability of discovering talented up-and-comers and offering them a platform to showcase their musical prowess. With ‘Saint Tropez’, Do Not Duplicate Recordings continues to elevate fresh, new talent to the forefront of electronic music’s rising class. Since his debut release ‘Put The Mood Down’, Zaerd has seen tremendous success – with his productions finding a home on labels including Boomaholic, Private Street Records, Loudkult, and many more.
With ‘Saint Tropez’, Zaerd marks another milestone in his continuous stream of recent releases, collaborating with BIJOU for the first time to create an endlessly playable and richly intoxicating production. An essential addition to festival and club sets everywhere, BIJOU and Zaerd’s latest cut is sure to be a crowd favorite and further solidifies their positions as forces to be reckoned with in the electronic dance space.
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Cue six career-defining years, a hot streak of successful singles including “Crown” featuring Tyler Graves and “Floetry” featuring Ro Ransom and EPs like ‘Gangsta Party,’ and ‘Super Phat’, four headlining US tours, as well as the launch of his own label, Do Not Duplicate Records (DND RECS) — BIJOU has taken over to no shock.
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BIJOU x Zaerd – ‘Saint Tropez’ Out now via DND Recs.
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