Irish electronic producer Gavin MacDermott, better known as Dashoda, returns after a three-year hiatus on Friday, October 28th, 2022 with his new retro pop earworm, ‘Looking For You‘.
The track was written and produced by Dashoda with London-based Ross Fortune (A.K.A. Benny Smiles), who has worked with Jonas Blue, Clean Bandit, Hotline Miami Soundtrack, on additional production.
Early support has come from Beta DaSilva who played the single on his 2fm new music show last night.
On ‘Looking For You’, Dashoda’s smooth falsetto soars into the stratosphere over a funky bassline and buzzing electric guitar. The neon, shimmering synth will have you itching to bust out the mirror ball.
‘Looking For You’ wasn’t always destined for the dance floor. Dashoda says of the track: “I started writing ‘Looking For You’ with Richey McCourt before the lockdown in 2020. It began life with a very different sound, more sombre and lo-fi. Ross Fortune took a risk on a more lush synth heavy sound. When I first heard it played back I was having a few beers on the canal with my girlfriend and I loved his interpretation. It felt like the right way to go, especially because of how uncertain those times were.”
Dashoda has started to build a good reputation as an artist of irresistible electro pop stylings. Nialler9 named him “one to watch” after the release of his 2019 single ‘38 Long’, and Totally Dublin praised that song as “a ridiculously infectious, energy-packed piece of dance-indie.”