Palais - Instant Crush Feat. Your Girl Pho

By Luke Byatt & Viv Mellish,

Premiering on Pilerats this week, Perth producer Palais' evocative first release of the year, ‘Instant Crush Feat. Your Girl Pho’, is a masterful mix of upbeat pop and synth-y joie de vivre. It's the first taste of his impending debut EP Apolis, which is available for pre-order from Friday 17 February.

Palais' previous singles ‘Can't Stop’ and ‘Too Young’ clocked half a million spins each on Spotify, and received support from DJ Craze, Malente (aka Claptone), Vanilla Ace, and Justin Martin. This is an artist who knows how to build an interesting and nuanced world, where elements of pop, house, hip-hop, and electronica meld together to create a sound that is very much his signature. 

‘Instant Crush' is no exception, infectious in its relentless effervescence. Your Girl Pho, also a Perth native, transports the listener into a realm of nostalgic euphoria with her animated vocals; capturing the youthful innocence felt when falling in love for the very first time. Palais' production perfectly blends with the vivacious vocals, pop-centric synths ricocheting around them in a gleeful stupor.

'Instant Crush Feat. Your Girl Pho' is out Fri 17 February. Apolis EP is available for pre-order the same day here.