Belgium’s Netsky is full of surprises.
Though he’s perhaps best known for drum & bass works like “Rio” and his remix of Rusko‘s “Everybody,” the producer has demonstrated time and time again that he’s just as skillful at producing in other genres, as well. (“Puppy,” anybody?)
On Aug. 10, Netsky surprised fans with a bright, Caribbean-inspired collaboration with A.CHAL, “Téquila Limonada.” With a merry piano melody and laidback vocals from A.CHAL, this latest venture is one of the producer’s catchiest releases to date.
With the release of “Téquila Limonada,” Netsky also announced a new partnership with superstar producers, Stargate. Palmtrees & Powerlines, a collaborative project between the Belgian producer and Norwegian duo, is the result of eight months in the duo’s studio in Venice, California.
“I’ve set some big goals for myself, and I’m excited to now have such an ambitious team behind me to help achieve them,” Netsky said in a press release. “We’re kicking off with ‘Téquila Limonada’ and I’m so happy to have collaborated with A.Chal on this record. Proud to start this new relationship with a song that feels like the beginning of a new era for me.”
Stargate’s Tor Hermansen also shared his excitement for the new effort, calling Netsky a “true innovator.”
“[Netsky’s] always true to himself, never one to copy, steering clear of cliches,” Hermansen says. “We’ve been lucky enough to work with Boris both in the studio and on stage where he’s a true force and a real friend. There are big things ahead for Netsky.”