Electronic Dance Music’s new rising star, Kai Phi, blends the sounds of West Coast music with futuristic electronic beats in his latest track, “California Forever.” As a DJ and producer, he’s become well-known for his unconventional style, breaking barriers and exploring uncharted territory in the music industry. With this release, he masterfully merges electronic boom bap, hip-hop, trip-hop, and downtempo microhouse to create an irresistible party anthem that’s sure to keep club-goers dancing all night.
Kai Phi says this about the new single: “‘California Forever’ is a tribute track to the state of California, our artists, patrons, and venues that have created and continue to enrich our culture and nightlife. Whether EDM, Hip Hop, Jazz, Rock, Punk, pop, or Latin music, it is all California soul. Marlena Shaw was correct in singing, “it’s like a sound you hear that lingers in your ear, but you can’t forget from sundown to sunset.” I wanted to make something that evoked reverence, gratitude, and joy, even if for a brief moment.”
“I wanted it to feel like a celebration of a culmination of the rituals people go through to prepare for a planned or unplanned night out in their respective nightlife scenes. The beat and bass needed the tempo and feel of a slowed heartbeat. The heartbeat creates a conscious awareness and mindfulness of life in all cultures; the melody had to seem rain-like and have a euphoric feeling while also sounding quintessentially unique to California’s nightlife. I hope I pulled it off, and I am grateful for the opportunity to have tried either way,” reveals Kai Phi.
“California Forever” effortlessly captures the lively ambiance and dynamic rhythm of California’s club scene, spanning from rooftop events to the electrifying beats that form the backdrop. As Kai Phi’s debut release in a series of upcoming tracks, this single provides a sneak peek into the artist’s highly anticipated works, such as “Le Midi,” “Dream Drum,” and “In Dig A New.”
Listen to “California Forever” on Spotify: