Production duo Memba just released their latest EP and second installment in their Saga series, Saga-II. The timing of the release was perfect, as MEMBA are just off a busy summer season with performances including Coachella and Ultra Miami.
Out via ODESZA's Foreign Family Collective, the EP comprises seven tracks and features previous collaborator Evan Giia as well as Ricky James. It was also released along with a stunning, 13-minute sci-fi-inspired film, which features a lot of different scenes paired with songs off the EP.
“SAGA-II channels the feeling of childhood and that universal wonder we are all born with," shared MEMBA in a joint statement. "That wide-eyed curiosity and desire for play that slowly fades as life goes on. This EP is a really personal one for us; we hope you enjoy listening to it as much as we enjoyed making it.”
Saga-II really demonstrates how much MEMBA's production and artistic capabilities have matured over the years; filled with epic percussion, impactful synths and expert songwriting. Explorative opener "1 More Mile" leads into "Walls Down" with Evan Giia, possibly the most impactful track on the EP. "Alright With Me" featuring vocals from Ricky James is another playful banger that perfectly bridges bass with melodic elements. "Schools Out" unfolds into a quirky, feel-good vibe, while "Inevitable" closes off the tracklist epically.
"We really pushed ourselves out of our comfort zone on this project," MEMBA continued. "We went to Ishaan’s motherland, India, to shoot a music video with a group of incredible kids from the Dharavi slums, and we recorded a lot of foley sounds along our travels for this project.”
MEMBA have been really getting more and more attention in recent years, and are definitely looking into a bright future. Their diverse catalogue starts in 2016, and contains releases on Elysian Records, Monstercat, Musical Freedom and now Foreign Family Collective.