Responsible for a wealth of huge commercial productions, British duo ROOKIES have unveiled their brand-new single ‘California’, a dreamy summer anthem fuelled by upbeat chords, and a soft bass-backed melody.
Made up of Welsh pair Mags and Sandles, ROOKIES have carved a reputation as one of dance music’s most in-demand duos, producing chart-topping tracks for the likes of Sam Feldt, Don Diablo, and Calum Scott – with legendary Dutch DJ Tiesto remixing the latter.
The two mix their productions in line with their artistic vision, with ‘California’ centring around hazy summer days and retro vibes of the golden US state. Out now, the track precedes the Spring time release of their next singles ‘Pay Check’ and ‘This Body’ – later on in 2018.
Inspired by acts like the Beatles, the Beach Boys, and the 90s Britpop boom, ROOKIES are not your stereotypical DJ project, with the pair writing tracks organically on guitar and piano, as Sandles takes control of vocals.
Two of the most versatile writers and producers in the industry, ROOKIES have racked up over 10 Top 40 hits in the UK via their individual production monikers, with ‘California’ serving as a lush hazy embodiment of the duo’s combined aural styles.