South African DJ’s and Producers, Alley and DSB have collaborated on the brand new single “Beautiful” which is out across all digital platforms today.
Watch the lyric video for “Beautiful” HERE.
Alley explains how the collaboration came about, saying: “The funny thing is that we have actually never met one another. A family friend of mine was close mates with DSB and I saw them working together. I listened to his production as well as his vocals and I was like ‘This dude is amazing’! We have to do something together. So, I created a beat and I thought that his vocals would sound amazing on it and the outcome of the track was just simply amazing.”
Though Alley and DSB are still to meet one another, it shows the power of technology uniting two great producers and forming a brilliantly catchy single. With Alley based in Port Elizabeth and DSB in Cape Town, East has met West with a great summer track.
DSB delves into the inspiration and theme of the song, explaining: “This is a song about self-love and affirmation. The idea of the song came to me after seeing the effects of being in a relationship without any reassurance. This can be damaging to your self-confidence and cause you to become someone you never wanted to be. It doesn’t hurt to tell your partner every once in a while, that ‘you are beautiful’.”
“Alley x DSB – Beautiful” is out now across all digital platforms – http://africori.to/alley_beautiful
Alistair Young better known as “Alley” is a music producer/ DJ from Port Elizabeth who has been making music for the past 5 years. His influences include Deadmau5, Ryan Murgatroyd, Da Capo and Gorgon City, and he has played alongside the likes of Ryan Murgatroyd, Fisher, Dean Fuel, Kyle Watson and Timo ODV.
Cape Town-based DSB was introduced to music production at the age of 15 – it was then that he realized he wanted to make music for the rest of his life. He is extremely driven when it comes to his music and perfecting his sound, using influences of Hip Hop with a hybrid of live and electronic elements with catchy hooks. The past 2 years has seen his singles played on top local radio stations such as 5FM and Good Hope Fm.