House | Wasback Releases Dark-Dance Cover Of Taylor Swift’s ‘Fences’

Posted by on August 12, 2021

2021 has been a good year from Wasback. Singles like “Fences,” nailed the 1 million streams mark and signings to major labels like Warner Music Denmark have come his way. Now he’s back again with a cover of Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space.” Within the single, gurgling basslines and tech-house drumwork set the stage for an exciting drops to come. Heavy deep house lays itself down suddenly as the vocal work acts a centerpiece of the song as a whole. The entire experience exudes energy and the basslines only increase in rhythmic nature as the mid-way point of the song begins to cross by.

At the age of 20 and Italian based, Wasback boasts serious potential for the future. One of his biggest tracks to date has been “Let It Go,” which gained the support of such names as Tiesto, Nicky Romero, Hardwell, and Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike. The track even reached number 3 on Beatport’s Big Room chart – no easy feat to accomplish.

With more tracks sure to come down the pipeline, “Blank Space,” holds it’s own and fits in well to the catalog of Wasback.

Hip-Hop, Videos | Fences — Arrows (Feat. Macklemore) [Music Video]

Posted by on August 11, 2014

It’s been almost two years since Macklemore & Ryan Lewis released The Heist to a small group of core fans, and saw their lives transform alongside the newfound stardom. Last December, in the midst of a small touring break, Macklemore penned these two verses for his good friend and collaborator, Fences—whose latest project, Lesser Oceans, comes out October 14th. It’s the writing we’ve gotten from Macklemore since he became a household name, and it serves as an intimate and introspective view into the challenges he’s faced grappling with fame.

Between hip-hop culture’s reactions to Macklemore’s Grammy victories and Drake’s call-out at the ESPY Awards, Mack’s received quite a bit of disdain for the popularity of “Thrift Shop”. In a recent Reddit AMA, he said that he went through a great period of fear when he thought that was all the world would ever know him for. Here he addresses this by saying, “He makes mistakes, tells stories to his paintbrush/And when the world finally sees his art/He wishes that he never would have made it.”

The video is at-once symbolic of this dilemma, as he’s seen climbing a sky-high diving board filled with his Rolling Stone covers, given the choice to make the plunge or back away. Regardless of your thoughts on the artist, this is a powerful and engaging look into the past two years through Macklemore’s eyes, and the latest narrative about the difficulty adjusting to fame.