Norwegian production and songwriting duo, Stargate, is back on the scene and they flex Hip Hop stylings with "1Night." The team calls on PARTYNEXTDOOR, 21 Savage & Murda Beatz to bring this track to life.
Technically, I don't completely know who contributed what to the production, but I think I have a good idea. It all makes sense.
The slightly low passed guitar riff dangles elegantly with what sounds link a flute instrument playing in a 4/4 pattern.
Murda's drums bang and just like most modern trap beats, the percussion around the kicks is what sets it off. His perc stabs and hi hats give us the added rhythm our bodies want to dance to.
PARTYNEXTDOOR has a light syrupy, dark vocal texture and favors Young Thug in certain parts of the song. 21 Savage's tone and delivery ride well over the dark trap soundscape. If we want to get deep as producers, we know 21's hit single "Bank Account" is led by a guitar riff sample. With that knowledge, this is a wise placement and collaboration as it has a precedent of success.
.@stargate tapped @partynextdoor, @21savage and @murdabeatz_ to collab on #1Night. ✨ It's Wednesday's #WorldRecord. @zanelowe has it at:
9AM LA / 12PM NYC / 5PM LDN.https://t.co/jxcMj3lP9Z pic.twitter.com/QTmmDusqr5
— Beats 1 (@Beats1) April 24, 2018
Stargate speaks on collabing with 21 Savage saying, "Even though there's some darkness in his lyrics, there's also a sense of humor and playfulness to a lot of his punchlines. We knew this kid had something special. He works on hip-hop time which is after midnight, and we work on like, two grown men family time. We actually never met. We gave him the beat, he did his verse, sent it back to us, and we put it on the record."
The duo also made sure to shout out Canadian producer, Murda Beatz, who co-produced the song. "Another crazy talented Canadian, with the dopest drum sounds in the world."
Listen to the full interview here and stream "1Night" below.