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Psychedelic-rock artist Def.fo shares serene single ‘Play It Cool’

Def.fo recently released his captivating track  ‘Play It Cool’, on the 1st of September. Driven by blistering drums, and layers of phased out guitars, Def.fo taps into the sound of early Tame Impala, anchoring around an insistent and compelling bass groove and washed-out effects. Based out of Liverpool, the son of a famous record producer, Tom Powell aka Def.fo was exposed to music from a very early age. The track features some credible collaborators, as it was mixed by Roy Merchant (Omar, M.I.A, Basement Jaxx) and mastered by Howie Weinberg (Nirvana, Kasabian, The Red Hot Chili Peppers).

Lo-fi and loud, Def.fo effortlessly integrates old and new. ‘Play It Cool’s true value lies in its message— a pertinent and poignant response to a culture engrossed in Social Media and Technology. It’s a testament to our current age, inviting the listener to tune-in and drop-out in an age of endless noise.

Adding to the song’s kaleidoscopic allure, the music video is an homage to the Tarantino/Tony Scott film, True Romance. Featuring an exciting escape to Mexico after an adrenaline-fueled heist from the Hollywood wardrobe department, two lovers and their Cadillac break down, as the duo turn the setback into a fleeting moment of seductive, sweet connection amidst the mechanical turmoil.

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