PhaseOne & RedHook Unleash New Collab 'Gangrene'

4 May 2023 | 11:39 am | Mary Varvaris
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PhaseOne continues a strong run of new singles with the finest in Australia's heavy music scene.

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Sydney’s PhaseOne continues his string of wicked singles featuring heavier Aussie artists, this time unleashing Gangrene with RedHook.

The metal-meets-dubstep DJ and producer recently teamed up with Erra, following collaborations with Void Of Vision, Northlane, Polaris, Excision, Silverstein, Modestep, Crystal Lake, Thy Art Is Murder and countless others. His unique style has resulted in over 75 million streams from listeners.

Gangrene is a gnarly, urgent audio rocket created in collaboration with fellow Sydneysiders RedHook and features a frantic beat contrasting against the band’s shimmering guitars and Emmy Mack’s beautiful cleans and vicious screamed vocals. 

You can add the track to your library here and listen to it below.

"This was a fun one to work on," PhaseOne shared in a statement. "RedHook sent me the original demo idea and I immediately started getting inspiration how to add some electronic elements to it and knew instantly it called for a DNB drop. 

"I began working on an idea just using the original WAV file demo they sent me and I'm pretty sure I turned an idea in for them to hear that same day and they loved the vision."

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The Icarus DJ continued, "We then pretty quickly wrapped up the final recording stems, collaborating with a little back and forth before I wrapped up the mix and master. 

"It was nice to write something more punk-poppy, as I've usually gone more of a metal route but I love the way it still seamlessly flows and intertwines the rock and electronic elements."

Mack added, "Gangrene is a song about severing ties with a toxic partner. Even though they might feel like they've become a part of you, sometimes cutting them off completely is the only way to save yourself."

She continues, "Craig [Wilkinson, guitar] and I have been huge PhaseOne fans for years, so it was hard not to fangirl our little brains out when Graeme hit us up to collab. 

"He was so effortless and fun to work with, the song was like a ball we kept bouncing back and forth and it just kept getting bigger and badder every time."