Memories: Australian producer Watermelon Boy drops sparkling beachside bop

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Memories: Australian producer Watermelon Boy drops sparkling beachside bop

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Memories opens with a splash – quite literally.

Released today, the latest track from Australia’s tropical electronica darling Watermelon Boy is sun-soaked from start to finish, a prime example of the artist’s ability to amp up the vibes.

Rich and textural, the track is anchored by a thudding kick and a juicy vocal sample that is repetitive in all the right ways – you just want to hear it again and again. The glittery topline flirts and skitters as a pulsing bassline provides the perfect counterpart.

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Using his tried and tested production skills, Watermelon Boy is a wizard at crafting lighthearted party music more suited for Ibiza than for a Melbourne club in winter.

A self-titled “ambassador of the Space Tropics’, the artist conveys a sense of vacation-ready ease through his music as well as his visuals, which showcase everything from technicolour sea creatures to swaying palms trees (and yes, watermelon of course).

It’s rare that artists in such a tight niche can have universal likeability, but Watermelon Boy has somehow been able to pull it off (especially on the latest track). He’s been dropping songs for nearly a decade now and has collaborated with some of the scene’s greats, and it seems all that practice has really paid off.

He makes the kind of music that everyone can get around, especially after a pina colada or five. The infectious melodies and relentless grooves are just made for dancing with your feet in the sand.

Memories is the first of a string of singles set to be released in the lead-up to Watermelon Boy’s forthcoming album set to drop in the second half of the year, so fans should keep an eye on the artist’s socials to be the first to know what’s coming down the pipeline.

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