Dio Zelus, Bluewave Release what i want
Release Date: 5th November 2021
Label: Sun Turtle Records
For Fans Of: Dua Lipa, MARINA, Remi Wolf,
Premiering on BBC Introducing in Scotlandon BBC Radio Scotland, what i want is the latest offering from Ayrshire based Electronic Producer Bluewave, which sees him (Daniel Beattie, 25) collaborate with Kilmarnock’s newest prospect Dio Zelus, (Dionne Aird, 22). The duo co-wrote and produced a hook filled medley of Lo-Fi Pop, Funk and R&B. what i want was self-recorded and produced between Bluewave’s home studio and Ayrshire College’s Studio G54 and was mastered by David McAulay (King Creosote, Mogwai). what i want is set for digital release on Friday 5th November 2021 via Sun Turtle Records.
Bluewave, who boasts recent B-Side remix releases of Britain’s Got Talent Winner Jai McDowall’s Don’t Forget Who You Are and Ayrshire’s Emo Rock-Pop band DreamKids’ single Stay Safe With Me on his resumé is a current UWS MA Music student whose artist name reflects the retro subgenres and movements that he draws influence from. He was introduced to current Ayrshire College HND Sound Production student Dionne and the collaboration was born. Working remotely on the track in his home studio using Ableton Live, Bluewave was providing instrumental ideas before Dio Zelus would send voice clips with lyrical, melody and arrangement ideas creating a demo of what i want before meeting in person to capture the vocals in the studio and working to create a final mix.
Dio Zelus, whose name stems from the Greek Daemon that personifies dedication and passion embraces the idea of retrofuturism which shines through on the vocal delivery on what i want. Starting her artistic journey writing “crappy poems” at a young age, Dio Zelus went on to study Art and Sound Production before pathing a way for her musical career. Influenced greatly by women of the music industry, or a lack of, Dio Zelus is driven by the history of gender inequality, and is determined to make her mark on the music industry. Lyrically, what i want reflects on Dio Zelus’ personal experiences when surrounded by intolerable people that have no self-awareness, and her tongue-in-cheek vocals are captured with her effortlessly, laid back performance.
“The exclusive first play of what i want. They are absolutely smashing it” – Phoebe IH, BBC Music Introducing in Scotland, BBC Radio Scotland 23rd October 2021