A beautifully controlled slice of chilled electro-pop, the production is drenched with soft instrumentals, rolling percussion and the promise of summer sunshine that drips from every driving guitar lick and every undulating vocal sample. Delicate, measured pace soon builds into ‘hands in the air’ mainstage energy, Williams’ voice floating effortlessly over the top and giving the piece a pop sensibility that will ensure it’s as equally at home on playlists and radio airwaves as it is on dance floors and festivals that world over.
Formally one half of South American duo HIIO, Ortzy has been making waves recently under his own name, his new musical direction turning heads as his sound shifts more towards house and pop genres. His shock decision to exit HIIO just as the duo was about to hit the big time came as a surprise to many but the resulting production shows the Colombian is absolutely on fire in the studio. Collaborator Luis Lopez is known to millions around the world as host of the planet’s biggest Spanish-speaking electronic music radio show. World Dance Music Radio – or WDM Radio – broadcasts to a staggering audience of six million listeners in 12 separate countries, making Lopez one of the most influential people in dance music, period. An apprentice of world renowned production team The Stereotypes (Bruno Mars, Miguel, Fifth Harmony), singer Sunnie Williams also spent several years as lead vocalist of Northern California’s most active and prestigious entertainment band Hip Service before moving to America’s mecca of music writing, Nashville.
‘Children of the Sun’ opens the door to much more new music coming from Ortzy, including a four-track EP set for release on PM Recordings this month. To catch up on all Ortzy’s latest music, visit www.soundcloud.com/ortzy.