Durban-born Josh Wantie recently signed to top independent label, Gallo Record Company. He also spent a good part of August in Cape Town’s Heritage Sound Studio with Gangs of Ballet members and brothers Josh and Brad Klynsmith, recording singles for his forthcoming debut EP which is due early 2016.
Go Under is the first single to be released from the EP and was produced by Josh and Brad Klynsmith, recorded by Brendyn ‘Rusti’ Rossouw (Prime Circle, Die Heuwels Fantasties, Taxi Violence, aKING, Freshlyground, The Dirty Skirts), mixed in the United Kingdom by Pete Hutchings (Ed Harcourt, Gangs of Ballet, Culture Club), and mastered in the United States by Chris Bethea (Sleeping at Last, Paper Lights, Gangs of Ballet, Cindy Alter).
Listen to ‘Go Under’ here – https://soundcloud.com/joshwantie/go-under
Wantie has been working hard leading up to the release of his debut single and it is a moment he’s been dreaming of.
“I am really excited that it’s finally going to be out and people can get to hear all the hard work we’ve put in,” he said. “My hope is that people can take away who I am as an artist and what my music is about from this single. Hopefully the music speaks to them on a level that makes them want to be part of my journey.”
And Brad Kylnsmith adds: ‘It’s always rewarding when you get to work with a great guy that has genuine talent. No doubt in my mind that he’s going to explode.”
Go Under will be released exclusively on iTunes and Apple Music on November 20. Like Josh Wantie on Facebook to be the first to see the announcement – https://www.facebook.com/joshwantenaar.