Wolfgang Gartner has teamed up with Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, John Oates, one half of the legendary duo Hall & Oates, for Gartner’s latest single “Baby Be Real.”
The 80s-inspired groove showcases the same nostalgic, dancefloor-driven sonics Gartner produced on his last album 10 Ways To Steal Home Plate, coupled with Oates’ iconic buoyant vocals encouraging listeners to keep it real.
“Baby Be Real’ developed from a song idea that I started writing with Josh Charles. Wolfgang Gartner heard a demo version and liked it enough to build a really pumped-up track around the hook. He jacked up the dance vibe big time, and the record really rocks! I love what he did with it and can't wait to hear it on the dance floor!” adds John Oates.
“The opportunity was floated to me to turn this demo into a dance track and mix worlds by combining John’s vocals and my music. I took John’s a cappella and wrote all new music underneath it, going for a sort of late 90’s disco house throwback vibe. This project was so organic and refreshing for me, as an opportunity to revisit the sound that I grew up on and collaborate with a legend and personal hero,” says Wolfgang Gartner.
With Wolfgang Gartner at the helm of the “Baby Be Real” beat, Oates dazzles on his electronic music vocalist debut.