"The Private Language is here with its debut release, a stunning remix of BT and Iraina Mancini's "The War."
After teasing the remix earlier this week, the tandem of Blake Lewis and KJ Sawka have unveiled it and lived up to the hype. There's nothing private or reserved about The Private Language's debut. In a track that pulls inspiration from Sawka's timeless contributions to Pendulum, the duo opted for a riveting drum & bass effort that flips the glitched-out original on its head.
The Private Language did a fantastic job of harnessing Mancini's vocals and repurposing them within a frenetic drum arrangement. Producers can attest that such a vocal mix is not an easy task, but the duo pulled it off with ease." -EDM.com
In one of most uniquely offbeat collaborations of the year, celebrated pop singer Blake Lewis joins forces with electronic music’s most accomplished drummer producer KJ Sawka to form The Private Language, a new project that combines cutting edge electropop, indie dance and future funk into one irresistible package.
KJ Sawka and Blake Lewis originally crossed paths amid the vibrant Seattle hip hop and rave scene, becoming fast friends and fellow musical travelers. Lewis rose to fame as one of the most distinctive and memorable finalists on American Idol, winning over the world with his charismatic singing, beatboxing and scat-singing. He went to collaborate with OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder, releasing a top 10 US album and a #1 Billboard dance track. Sawka has been playing drums and producing for over 28 years, working with artists such as Illenium, BT, Amon Tobin, Andy Summers of the Police and dubstep supergroup Destroid. He is most known as the incendiary drummer for drum n’ bass legends Pendulum.