Australian electro kings The Presets have been delivering bops for well over a decade now—and their latest string of singles (“Do What You Want” and “14U + 14ME”) have been the very definition of bangers. “Downtown Shutdown,” their latest track, continues the trend.
Kicking off with a good ol’ group chant, “Downtown Shutdown” is a funkier, feel-good take on dance music. So feel-good, in fact, that the outfit roped in refugees from nations such as the Democratic Republic of the Congo and South Sudan to sing on the hook. They bring an infectious, joyous energy, yet at the same time, frontman Julian Hamilton’s pipes make the choon undeniably Presets’.
It sounds like everyone had plenty of fun making “Downtown Shutdown,” and the official video reflects the good time, too.
Check it out here: