“‘Haunted’ honestly feels like our debut as a group,” says Takis. “This is our first song with Price on vocals and the first song I wrote lyrics to. This song is us; every word comes from real moments. We wanted to show the world that we’re not just remix DJs – we’re artists. You can put us in a room with a Macbook and a mic and we’ll make a song with a story that’s authentically us. ‘Haunted’ is as honest as we can be.”
Their new hip-hop leaning sound is actually a return to their roots: “Price was producing hip-hop records in high-school and I was DJing hip-hop clubs while I was still underage,” said Takis. “We’re still learning and growing with every session,” he continues. “Every night, we’re working on different ways to blend our two favorite styles of music.” It was during one of these creative sessions that Price’s vocals first landed on one of their tracks and their new sound began to take shape.
After meeting two years ago, Price & Takis (Micheal Assalin & Peter Takis) connected over their mutual love of hip-hop and electronic music and quickly began collaborating together. In 2016, their bootleg remix of Zara Larsson’s “Never Forget You” became one of YouTube’s most streamed tracks of the year and suddenly, the duo had fans around the world. Price & Takis kept their momentum going within the EDM community by releasing remixes in what became their signature trap and pop-influenced style. Their releases, which include remixes of The Chainsmokers, Shawn Hook and Vanessa Hudgins, and New City, have since amassed over 180 million streams globally and have received the support of world renowned artists like Diplo, Tiesto, 3LAU, and The Chainsmokers.