David Halsey, musically known as Petticoat, is an artist you’ll want to keep an eye on. With this erotic remix of Kelela’s mystifying single “A Message”, you will feel the euphoria seep into your mind and take you on a fantastic ride. Like a ray of sunshine and a rhythm to a silent day, Petticoat demonstrates the artistry behind working in music, songwriting, and being a musician. He takes an dark ominous song and transforms it into a high energy escapade of sound.
Somehow, Petticoat is able to manipulate the movements and inflections of the vocals harmoniously without a stir and make them all flow like waterfalls into dark spaces. All I can picture as I hear this remix are light beams shining into cracks of places and big life to the things that were once silent.
“To me, music is a physical character built from melody, texture, and effects. What do you see when you listen to something? Perhaps a scene plays in your head, or maybe you get an audio-visual sensation like seeing colors. Behind the music, I want the listeners to get a sense of playfulness, femininity, and brightness through sound. So much of the music i was making and listening to was enveloping this masculine energy through distortion and large, abrasive synths & noises. Frankly, I was just tired of it. I hope my music provides a splash of color or a breath of fresh air to someone’s music landscape. That’s my goal” articulately explains the fellow artist.
Originally from LA, the artists is surrounded by an insurmountable array of electronic and R&B influences. However, today’s era of electronica have taken a new spin into areas of production with artists like Cashmere Cat, Lido, KAYTRANADA, and Mura Masa, that are just a whole new level of complexity and skill.
Much of Petticoat’s talents though started when he was in a duo called SKULS, it incorporated both dark ambient music as well as UK-influenced electro music. Supported by the label in London, Terrorrhythm, SKULS gained attention even from!
What’s exciting about all of this is that with each year comes new possibilities for this artist, and he’s definitely making sure to take hold of them. His once bubble-gum pop and serene sounds are now being replaced or combined with metallic and bolder tones, and rhythms are altering, and sound waves are vibrating more so than ever.
So be sure to check out the song above, and to keep up with the evolution of this producer, Petticoat as more is to come.