Disco’s Never Sounded so Good, With Chrome Friends’ Latest Hit “Bangkok (Ft. Gibby Haynes)”


Los Angeles based electronic group Chrome Friends releases a textured and nostalgic disco beat with “Bangkok (ft. Gibby Haynes)” off their recent EP “New Human.” Finding a happy medium between established electronic sub-genres like lo-fi, house, chillwave, disco, and even abstract hip-hop, Chrome Friends never fails to take you on a musical journey. With the release of their recent EP “New Human” and highlighting the 7-minute disco anthem “Bangkok, we’re amazed by Chrome Friends’ ability to take us back in time with pure and rich electronic instrumentation. While also incorporating a variety of different instrumentals from ethereal flute to soaring synths, Chrome Friends brings incredible range with this track. “Bangkok (ft. Gibby Haynes)” kicks off with muffled instrumentals, drum patterns, and vocals that give off a sense of depth within the song, while moving into groovy bass lines and upright funky rhythm guitars. Exuding nostalgic disco vibes the take us right back to the late ’70s, Chrome Friends brings the atmosphere to a maximum with melodic and catchy female vocals. Moving into deep and spacious male vocals that give off a New Order-like delivery while rhythmically speaking over the beat. Throughout the entirety of the song, it’s hard to ignore the textured bass lines and a wide range of synths that bring in electronic elements from different eras of music. “Bangkok (ft. Gibby Haynes)” really sets the bar high for Chrome Friends, and we’re excited to see what the rest of the “New Human” EP will bring. Listen to “Bangkok (ft. Gibby Haynes)” here.

Hey Chrome Friends, welcome to BuzzMusic! We’re getting downright beside you with your heavy disco vibes on “Bangkok (ft. Gibby Haynes)”. How does this 7-minute masterpiece standout from the rest of your “New Human” EP?

It is the only song with a featured vocalist, it took almost 15 years to create and release, it is a blend of a cover song, with live instruments and samples


Within the production and instrumentals on “Bangkok (ft. Gibby Haynes)”, Chrome Friends brings in elements from the ’70s, '80s, and even different cultured instrumentals. Could you elaborate on how your creative process went about when creating “Bangkok (ft. Gibby Haynes)”?

It is the only song with a featured vocalist, it took almost 15 years to create and release, it is a blend of a cover song, with live instruments and samples


Speaking on the brief yet prominent vocal arrangements within “Bangkok (ft. Gibby Haynes)”, some elements sound sampled and some organic. Were there any sampled elements within the track or are was it all from Chrome Friends’ creation?

Yes we sampled Murray head one night in Bangkok


Speaking on the entire EP “New Human”, Chrome Friends mentioned that you wanted to create something that shows the deeper side of dance music. What pulled Chrome Friends in this deep direction to create something a little darker than modern-day progressive EDM?

Nothing really conscious. This is simply what comes out of me at times.  it just happened to fit together under this ep

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