As his introduction to music, rad cat‘s love for a Fender Starcaster would allow him to discover a new passion: electronic dance music. Eventually, Christian Ariza’s strong musicality drew attention from several major record labels. As a young prospect to the music game, he garnered traction across streaming platforms with millions of streams for original tracks and official remixes on Sony Music and Universal Music. As a signed producer, the first-generation Mexican-American lent his talents to blackbear, Enrique Iglesias, Kevin Gates, Mike Posner, T-Pain, and more.
In an attempt to heat up a plethora of summer playlists, the San Diego-based artist/producer puts his stamp on the burgeoning fusion between EDM, hip hop, and pop. As an initial taste for a slew of singles, “alright” kickstarts a summer showcase of production prowess. As a prominent feature, rad cat’s diverse approach in production is a perfect palette of an amalgamation of sounds. He states: “I’m so excited that I finally get to put ‘alright’ with my guy Dutch Melrose out into the world because it was such an authentic and organic collaboration. It’s not always that you work with someone and immediately the music starts to flow; but that is exactly what this is a product of. I hope you all enjoy listening to “alright” as much as we enjoyed creating it.”
As the song starts, a subdued melody and a reversed piano loop introduce listeners to a moody ambiance dispersed in the verses. Comparative to the likes of blackbear, LA-based vocalist Dutch Melrose croons effortlessly on bouncy 808 drums that transitions to a rising build up. After the beat drops, interweaving saw synths complement a hollow snare sound reminiscent to “Touching” by What So Not. Although simplistic in nature, rad cat concocted a masterful blend of future bass that exemplifies his versatility as a producer.