New Audio: Split Kick Shares Sultry, Slickly Produced Banger

Split KickMiami-based Pete Neonakis and Toronto-based Andrew Corbin — can trace their origins back to a chance meeting in Busan, South Korea. The duo quickly developed a sultry electro pop sound informed by their shared love of everything from the 80s, soft rock and nightlife.

While they developed a fast-paced creative process that allowed them to produce multiple well-crafted tracks in a short timeframe, the duo also quickly captured attention across the country, performing shows around both Busan and Seoul.

Distance and lack of appropriate technology led to a short hiatus in the duo’s creative process. Pandemic-related lockdowns led to extra free time — and it inspired a desire to stay creative, which led to the duo pursuing the music that initially brought them together.

The duo’s latest single “Fantasy” is a slickly produced, sultry, club friendly banger built around glistening synth arpeggios, pulsating tweeter and woofer rattling thump paired with falsetto vocals and a remarkably catchy hook. Sonically, “Fantasy” reminds me of a sleek synthesis of Little Boots, 80s synth funk and Giorgio Moroder‘s legendary disco productions.

“We wanted to create a minimalistic tune that pumps hard for the DJ’s, while also adding something unique and interesting with the vocals,” the duo explain. “‘Fantasy’ feels like that classic late night banger that gets you through to your second wind.”