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Listen To Skymning x Totems 'On My Job' + 'Lost In Thought'

Listen To Skymning x Totems 'On My Job' + 'Lost In Thought'

Chris Cudby / Design: Charlie (OPI) / Monday 18th October, 2021 11:47AM

Following last week's contemplative double drop of 'Te Pō​ / ​Lost a Friend', Tāmaki Makaurau electronic producer Skymning has shared a collaborative track created with hugely missed Bankrupt Records co-founder Totems aka Reuben Samuel Winter (Milk), who passed away last September aged 26. Cutting out suddenly at the 2:41 mark, 'On My Job' was the final tune the friends worked on together — a slamming slice of juke built around UK rapper J Hus' line "I was in a bad mood until I smoked on a bud" (from his single 'Deeper Than Rap'). The story of how the track came to be made (including illuminations into Winter's creative process) and Skymning's feelings around its release can be found over on the artist's Bandcamp page, along with shimmering solo breakbeat-driven reflection 'Lost in Thought'. We encourage you to read the thoughtful piece, here's a brief excerpt...

"the file had been called 'bad schmood' but after reuben's death i didn't want the song to be called that anymore. i still loved the tune, loved the sample, it's funny to me. that's why i chose it. but i didn't want those words slapped on the last thing we did. the other part of the sample j hus says 'i'm so on my job that i sleep in the lab'. and that's reuben. boy was on job. every fucking day. working relentlessly at whatever project interested him at the time. and that's how i'll remember him." — read Skymning's liner notes for 'On My Job' HERE.

'On My Job' is out now via major streaming services. Skymning's new album RELENTLESS launches on 13th November.

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