Brighton Producer El Train returns with new single ‘HOLLA’ alongside LIFE & Gilly Heller.
The second single from the new project, ‘HOLLA’ combines El Train’s signature laidback soulful production with bars from London rappers LIFE & Gilly Heller. The track is also paired with the instrumental ‘OPTIMISM’, a collaboration with Birmingham producer Paal Singh.
“‘HOLLA’ was an instrumental I started way back at the start of last year. I’d been wanting to work with LIFE for a while, I sent him a folder of ideas and this was the one that stuck. LIFE asked Gilly Heller to jump on and this is what we got! ‘OPTIMISM’ was a beat I started on Twitch earlier this year. I asked for people to send samples to work with, Paal sent this drum loop over and I built the track around it.”
With a growing collaboration list that counts some of the hottest emerging UK talent in Pip Millett, Zilo, Iyamah, Age of L.U.N.A., Jerome Thomas, Barney Artist, Cold Callers, Kudu Blue, Sidders and Miki Rose, El. Train has amassed over 5 million streams as well as support from tastemakers including BBC Radio 1/1xtra.
His debut album ‘Puzzles’ was released back in 2019 and was followed by a string of singles last year. The lead single from the album, ‘Tell Me Where’ was picked as BBC 1xtra’s Introducing Track Of The Week.
One of the UK scene’s brightest emerging producers he is making serious waves on both sides of the Atlantic with additional support coming from MistaJam, Huw Stevens, DJ Target, Complexion, Jamz Supernova, BBC Introducing,, Rinse FM, NTS, Reprezent Radio and Soulection DJ’s.
‘HOLLA’ & ‘OPTIMISM’ are both available now via all major platforms. An announcement about the full project will be released next month.
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