Equal and Gyptian's "Contact High" Is Full of Chill and Also Warmth
The NYC producer and the dancehall singer keep things calm amidst the storm.
This article originally appeared on Noisey Canada.
NYC DJ/producer Equal isn't picky with his features, having both Gary Jules (yeah, the "Mad World" dude) and Aussie band Sekiden grace his dance numbers. His latest left-turn has him linking up with reggae veteran Gyptian for "Contact High," a welcome summer breeze in the depths of December. Unlike the other neo-dancehall hits clogging up streaming algorithms, the song doesn't venture into cloying, post-Bieber earworms and is instead content to loll about unassumingly, with Gyptian's easygoing flirtations and Equal's able-bodied riddim speaking for themselves.
"This love song always had an island vibe to it," Equal told Noisey, "it was a beautiful, happy accident that led to being blessed with the vocal stylings of one of the greatest voices in reggae, Gyptian." Stream "Contact High" below.