Made In Paris is continuing her momentum at the forefront of Australian electronic sounds. Her steady release schedule over the past 12 months has put her in the running as one of Australia’s hardest working producers. In a period when many producers stayed dormant, Paris has released a stream of material that works as well in headphones as it would on a dance floor.

In contrast to her previous solo material, Paris’ new releases are primarily collaborative, such as the song Collide featuring London-based vocalist Kalieda and Feel Me featuring production from Sydney-based producer Human Movement as two examples in a string of recent collaborations, remixes (for Nils Hoffmann, Tornado Club and more) and co-productions.

Collide with Kaleida is a mint showcase of Paris’ superb sound-design skills, where she usually likes to use hardware synths and drum machines connected to Ableton Live and Push. Listen through for the vocals to see how perfectly-paired the sounds of Made In Paris production and Kaleida’s vocals are.
Whereas Paris’ collaboration with Human Movement takes her sound into darker territory than we have heard from her previous work, with a workflow necessitated by social distancing guidelines.

We went into the collaboration with one aim, which was to make a heated club track and I think we hit the nail on that head! 
We worked remotely so I kicked off the track recording a heap of parts on some hardware to send to Eddy (Human Movement). Then Eddy started fleshing it out in an arrangement whilst adding his own sound to the mix. My sound tends to be more slower and darker compared to his faster high energy sound. Put those to together and ‘Feel Me’ was created.

Working with others can be a great way to explore sounds and workflows you might not have otherwise thought of. This can lead to changes in the way you think about and produce music – learning new habits, techniques and strategies you can put into place for later.

On finding the right artists to collaborate with, her advice is simple but timeless:

When reaching out to someone, it’s best to email. Give them some information on yourself and why you think the collaboration could work well, plus any details of your vision for it. 

It’s definitely important that you feel a connection to the artists’ music, but it’s important that you also have a connection with artist as a person. It improves the experience for both of you and the outcome is almost always way better. 

Now that Sydney has reopened and a return to touring on the cards, it looks like Paris is going to be busier than ever.