London-based EDM artist and producer, GT_Ofice, has teamed up with Chris Padin for the new single “INVITE ONLY” which also features Krysta Youngs on vocals.
The party vibes kick off right away, though there are some subtle introspective notes that come through in the lyrics. The verses have a good amount of space which leaves room for slower dance movements between the more massive and propulsive choruses. “If you want my love, it’s invite only”, Kyrsta sings as the beat drops. The lyrics hold a doubled meaning that is usually reserved for parties or clubs, but here we see that treating Krysta’s heart in a similar way makes it as exclusive as the club this song is probably meant to be played in.
Clever lyrics and pulse-pounding bass make for a good time in this song’s EDM core. Ofice and Padin expertly understand the allure of the beat drop and managed to bring some boundary-setting lyrics that ups their clientele and their reputation. If you’re looking for an invitation to a good time, be sure to get on the guest list with this fantastic mix of artists.
“INVITE ONLY” is available now on major streaming platforms like Spotify, Apple Music, and YouTube.
Charlie Maybee is a dancer, musician, educator, and writer based in Charleston, South Carolina who currently teaches with the Dance Program at the College of Charleston. His primary work as an artist is with his performing collective, Polymath Performance Project, through which he makes interdisciplinary performance art that centers tap dance as the primary medium of expression and research. He also currently plays rhythm guitar for the Charleston-based punk band, Anergy, and releases music as a solo artist under the name Nox Eterna.
When D.C. venues were ready to reopen after COVID-19, indie pop duo GLOSSER was ready to perform. The two, Riley Fanning and Corbin Sheehan, formed the band pre-COVID out of a shared aesthetic vision and passion for music storytelling.
Their first album *DOWNER* was released in January 2023, however they have decided to release a [__deluxe version__](https://open.spotify.com/album/0KLORhtj3ohV4FtbdjoKu5?si=iNZX9fiZSm2M6V8pRdBkow) exactly one year later containing four new tracks – two remixes, a reimagined song, and a cover – that they are hoping will give it a second life and allow them to continue performing around the area.
The band explains that they have spent many shows opening for touring bands that traveled through D.C. “We made music and then venues started to open again,” Sheehan says. Rather than having the “typical grungy” D.C. band experience, they uniquely went straight to club shows.