Slipping

Album: Every Now & Then (2016)
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  • Jagwar Ma beatmaker Jono Ma told the story of this cut: "This song started with an 808 kick drum and some chords I stacked and layered using an Oberheim 2 Voice. Gab (Winterfield) added these dreamy vocals over it and pretty soon we had the song. It's positioned in the sequence as one of the turning points of the album, it's where things start to lock in and drop to a deeper dreamier world."
  • The band reached out to Warpaint's Stella Mozgawa for drum sessions on the Every Now & Then album. Ma explained to Stereogum: "I've actually been friends with Stella since we were teenagers. We played in a band in high school together, and she's from the same area in Sydney as me."

    "On the last record she drummed on the outro of 'Come Save Me' and on this record I actually got her to drum on almost every track, just so I had more beats to choose from," he continued. "We could cut different beats for different sections — I can't actually remember which ones stayed and which ones didn't, but she probably ended up drumming on half the songs on the record. Sometimes it was just a hi-hat layer to go over a programmed beat, sometimes it was a drum fill, or tambourines and percussion. But she's woven in there!"

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