by: Josh Stewart
Nov 20, 2020
Wolfgang Gartner and Kill The Noise have teamed up for the joint collaboration that nobody knew they needed. The new track, “Battlestations,” brings the best of both artists, making the magic happen with Gartner’s playful and cerebral melodies and Kill The Noise’s unrivaled, bass-driven finesse.
Fans of Kill The Noise will likely recognize “Battlestations” from his October Twitch performance, where the veteran producer gushed over his admiration for Gartner. The single is everything that one would hope for in a project spearheaded by the creative reciprocals; it’s cinematic, intricate, clean, and above all else, an utter bomb.
“Battlestations” is an ambitious release that covers a surprising amount of musical ground for a four-minute burner, and while this approach may feel arbitrary at the hands of lesser producers, “Battlestations” instead feels deliberate throughout. Gartner described his and Kill The Noise’s collaborative approach to the track, stating,
“‘Battlestations’ is the first collaboration between me and Kill The Noise, although we’ve known each other for about 10 years and [have] been fans of each others’ music. It is by far the most beastly and complicated project I’ve ever worked on—Kill The Noise and I are both perfectionists and unwilling to settle for anything less than amazing. The result is almost three different songs in one, but tied together in a way that retains continuity and flow, and I’m extremely proud of it.”
Featured image: Wolfgang Gartner/Instagram