The energy that Squired and Cerdin have when they’re together is unmatched. The two have gained respect in the trap scene over the years, with Squired locking in releases with labels like Elysian, and Cerdin having been featured on r/trap’s Boost Tape. But what came together in this collaboration was a delightful surprise. Squired and Cerdin now present their latest tune, “Proxy,” which is the precursor to their second track, which will combine as an A/B side EP to be fully released in January.
Squired details how the two came together, saying, “One day I was experimenting with my new OP-1 and ended up creating the initial idea for what would become ‘Proxy’. Cerdin and I began collaborating online from NYC to Calgary and worked very fluidly. Most of my releases up to this point have been on the more melodic side, but this track feels pretty left-field compared to our usual sounds, and honestly I’m so proud of it. I’ve come to the realization that this one is the start of a new style and sound, which I’ve been incorporating into my own recent productions, and I think you’ll be able to hear that in my music going forward.”
What came about was a match-made in breaks heaven. Cerdin adds, “We connected over the pandemic through similar communities, and Squired and I immediately felt driven and inspired by each other’s work. Collaborating on something that felt so personal to both of us during a time of physical barriers showed that creativity transcends the physical world. Over the following months, we began to send ideas back and forth. One of them ended up becoming ‘Proxy,’ which came together so naturally as a blend of both of our sounds and energies.”
“Proxy” mesmerizes listeners from the very beginning with fluttering flute-like synths and a gripping drum loop. The track reaches its apex on the first drop, as its explosive hook takes over, featuring an explosive percussive rhythm that can’t help but grip your attention. Incorporating their bombastic bass formula into this enthralling breakbeat tune, Squired and Cerdin stunt their skills in “Proxy,” proving they can’t be boxed into any one genre.