Craig Williams ft. Kaleena, 'It's Not Enough': Exclusive Song Premiere

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Craig Williams

Craig Williams can thank Instagram for his latest collaboration.

The Los Angeles techno producer came across a video of singer Kaleena and was impressed enough to reach out. Their resulting EP's title track, "Its Not Enough," will be released next week on Nest, Skrillex's free release label and music platform. Pairing a Chicago house-inspired vocal hook over bumping analog techno elements, the track strikes an infectious tone with a blend of familiar and futuristic sounds.

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"I thought, if she sounds that good recorded on a video, she would sound awesome on a record," says Williams. "I was really impressed in the efficiency that Kaleena worked. She came in to record the vocals with a couple of rough melodies in mind, and in one afternoon we knocked out all the vocals."

Listen to the full premiere of Craig Williams' "It's Not Enough," exclusively on Billboard:



Williams got a little help from his friends as well, borrowing gear from former LCD Soundsystem guitarist David Scott Stone in order to wrap up the release.

"I had been jamming out on some ideas for a soulful acid track," he says. "I got a rough line down, but I really wanted the real TB-303 for the bass line. So I reached out to my friend David, and he was awesome enough to lend me his."

The track also caught the attention of techno veteran Green Velvet, with whom Williams collaborated on "Paradise" last year.

"I got a nice little confirmation when Green Velvet dropped me a line and asked for a copy after our show together with Harvard Bass at the Exchange," he says.

Craig Williams' It's Not Enough EP will be available through Nest on Nov. 17.


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