In 2017, Callum MacDonald, Braxton Tahi, and Tyler Harden met while working together as sessions musicians for a show in Australia. That meeting sparked the trio forming the band, daste. With their joint musical skills, daste. writes, produces, and records all of their music themselves. Their first offering to the world is their lo-funk debut single, “Thinkin’ Of.” The lo-fi found has made waves for some time now, but with the addition of funk, daste. takes the sound to new heights. Callum MacDonald speaks about the song making process for “Thinkin’ Of:”
“Our process in the studio was to create as much space as possible. Each musical element is carefully thought out with a purpose – to accentuate the tracks emotions. In every section, we would listen back and try introducing and subtracting sounds to keep it interesting throughout. As a result, when you hear this track you’ll notice new layers, textures and intricacies every listen.”
Listen to daste. debut single below.