'City of Light' is the first single release on the 4 track debut EP ‘Natural High’ from the enigmatic Sydney based multi-instrumentalist and singer/songwriter Sugarz in collaboration with producer Benny Badge.
Kimberly Aviso known in Sydney’s local music community strapped with a guitar, looper and an eclectic musical palette, spearheads Sugarz. Sugarz is a creative collaborative revolving door project consisting of various producers and musicians. Each cluster of music created is different from the previous release, creating a catalogue of music as open-minded as a Sugarz intends to be.
With distribution release from UK label Gulf Point Records, City of Light is a throwback sound to 80’s boogie with a perfect splash of pop vocal stylistics to compliment the dynamic nostalgia captured in City of Light. Produced by Melbourne electronica, boogie and funk producer Benny Badge aka Freekwency, an Oberheim DX for the drum rolls and Yamaha DX-7 keys was used to replicate an authentic sound most commonly used in 80’s funk and boogie production.
What shines in this track is her descriptive and compelling storytelling, transporting you to another place in time where kings, queens and Shakespeare reigned supreme. The juxtaposition of Sugarz’ vivid lyrical content on a backdrop of 80’s boogie creates a seamless marriage between two different eras.
City of Light will be released through gulfpointrecords.com
with a limited edition 7’ vinyl pressing and video release soon!
released June 22, 2015
Arranged and produced by Benny Badge
Lyrics written by Kimberly Aviso
Vocals recorded at Def Wolf Studios & Secret Heat Sounds
Mastering by Darren Ziesing at Polybonk Mastering