Wolfgang Gartner has teamed up with Rock and Roll Hall-of-Famer John Oates, one-half of the legendary duo Hall & Oates, for Gartner’s latest single “Baby Be Real”.
The 80s-inspired groove showcases the same nostalgic, dancefloor-driven sonics Gartner produced on his last album 10 Ways To Steal Home Plate, coupled with Oates’ iconic buoyant vocals encouraging listeners to keep it real.
“‘Baby Be Real’ developed from a song idea that I started writing with Josh Charles. Wolfgang Gartner heard a demo version and liked it enough to build a really pumped-up track around the hook. He jacked up the dance vibe big time, and the record really rocks! I love what he did with it and can’t wait to hear it on the dance floor!” adds John Oates.
“The opportunity was floated to me to turn this demo into a dance track and mix worlds by combining John’s vocals and my music. I took John’s a cappella and wrote all new music underneath it, going for a sort of late 90’s disco house throwback vibe. This project was so organic and refreshing for me, as an opportunity to revisit the sound that I grew up on and collaborate with a legend and personal hero,” says Wolfgang Gartner.
With Wolfgang Gartner at the helm of the “Baby Be Real” beat, Oates dazzles on his electronic music vocalist debut.
ABOUT JOHN OATES
John Oates is one half of the best-selling duo of all time, Hall & Oates, as well as an accomplished solo artist. A member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame, Oates embarked on a long-awaited solo career in 1999. He has since recorded five solo albums and the 2015 DVD docu-concert Another Good Road. Influenced by R&B and folk music while growing up near Philadelphia, he was named a BMI Icon in 2008 and founded the 7908: The Aspen Songwriters Festival in 2010. In 2016, Hall & Oates received a star on the Hollywood of Fame. In addition to his ongoing tour schedule with Daryl Hall, playing sold out shows around the world, this fall Oates collaborated with Wolfgang Gartner for the EDM track “Baby Be Real,” as well as, The Time Jumpers for the his new original holiday single “Santa Be Good to Me.” St. Martin’s Press will release Oates’ memoir, Change of Seasons, in 2017. He divides his time between Nashville and a ranch in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado.
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