UK dance music phenomenon Curbi has teamed up with his French counterpart Tchami for the incredible new tune ‘Make Amends’. Featuring Los Angeles based singer Kyan Palmer, the record brings out the best from both producers, blending sweet R&B vocals and warm piano chords with inventive beats and electronic sounds. This isn’t the first time the pair joined forces, 2020 saw Curbi’s record ‘Jawdrop’ release on Tchami's label Confession. Now, they drop a pop song with a twist, only conceivable when two masterminds are behind the wheel – out now on Spinnin’ Records.
Known as one of the UK’s dance music prodigies, Curbi has been leaving impressions since bursting onto the scene in 2015 at the tender age of 16. He provided audiences with some instant dance classics, followed in 2019 by a more melodic approach with ‘Spiritual', blending his inventive productions with sultry vocals (delivered by Brooke Tomlinson).
It represented a whole new chapter in the evolution of Curbi's music, last year continued with the Helen featured tunes ‘Feel’ and ‘Superpowers’, as well as keeping the rave going with the popular Mike Williams collab ‘Take Me There’.
French DJ/producer Tchami on his turn can also easily be acknowledged as a dance music phenomenon. Known as one of the main honcho’s of the famed future house sound, he’s scored global hits with records like ‘Promesses’, ‘After Life’, ’Made In France’ (a collab with his partners in crime DJ Snake, Malaa, and Mercer) and ‘Praise’ (ft. Gunna), one of the hit singles from his widely acclaimed 2020 debut album Year Zero.
In the meantime, he’s also caught the eye of pop-icon Lady Gaga, who enlisted him to co-produce her latest Grammy-nominated album CHROMATICA. Tchami is credited for working on four singles from the album, including her first release ‘Stupid Love’, a collaboration with Ariana Grande ‘Rain On Me’, as well as ‘100 Doves’ and ‘Babylon.’ As a long-time producer and friend of Lady Gaga, Tchami has also worked on her earlier hits ‘Applause' and ‘Sexxx Dreams’ from her 2014 album Artpop, cementing his status as one the industry’s most sought after producers.
So here’s two undeniable forces of nowadays dance music combining their talents. ‘Make Amends’ is exactly what you’d hope for, a record that brings cool, broken beats along with warm piano chords and the R&B driven vocals of LA-based singer-songwriter Kyan Palmer. As he builds momentum towards the chorus, the track drops into a sweet minimal groove, squeezing sweet soul vibes into gritty electronic effects.
Curbi and Tchami deliver a blend of pop and dance, definitely, but not as you’ve heard before. Both artists are known for not taking the easy road, always surprising their audience with something unique and extraordinary. ‘Make Amends’ lives up to those expectations, as it’s electronic music with a twist, building a song on waves of R&B and melancholy vibes – an impressive result of two producers clearly getting the best out of each other.
“I really feel this song is the perfect blend of weirdness and catchiness. The vibe is super distinctive and has two main emotions which is really fun to combine. Honoured to finally work with such an amazing producer like Tchami and try something a little different from both our ends!” – Curbi
“‘Make Amends’ was such a fun song to make. The process of creating it with Curbi and Kyan Palmer was almost effortless as it felt like we already knew where we wanted to go with it. Can’t wait for everyone to hear this one.” – Tchami
Curbi & Tchami – ‘Make Amends’ (feat. Kyan Palmer)