Radio 1’s Pete Tong has selected ‘We Were Riding High’ from the masterful trio of Timo Mass, Basti Grub and Eric Volta as his Essential New Tune just ahead of its release 18th May on the Berlin based label, Mobilee Records.

The initial release delivers two variations of the title track. Opening with the original mixdown, We Were Riding High is a sublime summer anthem. Over two years in the making, it’s a lucid after-hours track with an uplifting and catchy vocal hook that unfolds and develops fluidly. The alternative edit utilises darker synths and drums, whilst still retaining the positivity that make this track perfect for the coming summer months. The record is the result of Eric Volta making the demo at an after-party at his studio. He then showed this to Timo Mass who in turn showed it to Basti Grub who loved the track so much, they were inspired to develop it.

“What started as a night out in Berlin visiting Club Der Visionaire, Chalet and ending in Watergate continued into my studio on Reichenbergerstrasse at about 9am. One of those fun afters which result in me grabbing whoever is near me, a little drunk and a little high and just wanting to play instruments, synths – and JAM. As the lyric goes – We were riding high, writing through the night” Eric Volta

“A few days later I heard that demo and immediately ask Eric to finish it as it’s so unique and, as it sometimes goes, he didn’t finish it. I asked him many times, roughly over a period of 2 and a half years until i sat with Basti in the studio, played it to him and we immediately made a new version, Eric loved it. And here’s the result! We are all super proud of this.” Timo Mass

Pre-order Link: https://mobilee.lnk.to/RidingHigh

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