If there’s one take home from KSHMR‘s latest track, it’s “If it ain’t broke don’t fix it.” The former member of The Cataracts kicked his solo career off on a favorable note with his 2014 Tiësto collaboration, “Secrets,” and after a few less impactful releases he’s returned to that sound with “Wildcard.”
The seductive vocals of Sidney Tipton serve a comparable role to those of Vassy in “Secrets,” with a more instrumental buildup leading up to a similar progressive house drop. Even the trumpeting synth lead of “Wildcard” makes for a similar ambience, although its production elements have certainly been updated to a significant degree.
That said, while “Wildcard” is a stronger track than KSHMR’s last couple of releases, its similarities to “Secrets” are numerous enough to count as a strike against it. As capable of a producer as he’s proven to be, it shouldn’t be so difficult for KSHMR to stray just a little bit farther from the tried-and-true formula with similar success.
The full version of KSHMR‘s “Wildcard” featuring Sidnie Tipton will be availabe through Musical Freedom Recordings on April 8th.