With a slew of releases under his belt, including the 2016 release ‘Tail Lights’ on Central Station Records,Wasteland has proven that he’s not just a DJ/producer, but a gifted songwriter – taking a small sidestep into the world of pop. Teaming up with Australian/Norwegian talent Mileo,Wasteland has produced a powerful and uplifting single ‘Paper Towns’.
Releasing his favourite track to date, Wasteland explains “‘Paper Towns’ has been such a journey through it’s creation, and I’m so excited it gets to see the light of day. It’s a track about heartbreak in a big city, and wanting to return the past. Getting Mileo to sing it was like finding a diamond in a rough, he absolutely crushed the vocal and tells the story amazingly. It’s my favourite I’ve ever written, and can’t wait for the world to hear it”
The moniker of Western Australian producer Matt Riley, Wasteland has established himself as a unique and versatile producer, releasing on various labels including Cr2 Records, Fuze Records, One Love, and Central Station Records. Refining his musical production over the years, Wasteland has re-focussed to extend his creative vision to songwriting, and further to that, self-directing the film clip for his 2016 single ‘Tail Lights’. Expertly filmed in the streets of Perth, and featuring the fabulous Scarlet Adams, the video became a viral sensation across Facebook, amassing over half a million views in just a few short weeks. Wasteland follows this up, with another sensational video for ‘Paper Towns‘, featuring Scarlet Adams, and this time with three more drag queens Veronica Jean Jones, Alexas Armstrong and Katya Kokov.
Released in tandem with the original composition, is a remix from none other than acclaimed producer Ryan Riback. With over a billion streams to his name, Riback shot to fame with his take on Starley’s ‘Call On Me’, which went 4x platinum in Australia and hugely successful worldwide. With an ability to deliver amazing reworks time and time again, Riback lifts ‘Paper Towns’ into a whole new realm – building the energy and intensity with his signature clicks and piano chord progressions to create another dance floor stunner.
Wasteland’s ‘Paper Towns feat. Mileo’ along with the Ryan Riback remix is out now on Central Station Records.