Bad Milk and Randolph Matthews, “Turn”
UK producer Bad Milk today shares his new single “Turn” featuring renowned jazz vocalist Randolph Matthews. Bad Milk, real name Owen Roberts, has steadily been building a glowing reputation in the production communities and is becoming known for his daring vocalist selections. With roots in jazz, blues and folk, Matthews’s music explores the thin line between divine and secular. He is the perfect accompaniment on his uplifting track.
“Randolph visited me in Bristol for a day and we recorded 3 tracks” said Roberts. “The first of which was ‘Turn’. The instrumental was written a year earlier and is based around a vocal-like pad that drones throughout the entire track. At the time I’d been listening to a couple of old Stevie Wonder and Terence Trent D’arby records and was inspired by the vocal layers and harmonies in their tracks. Randolph was a pro and came out with dozens of great ideas during the session. I tried to capture as much as possible, layering a lot of vocals and harmonies onto the track. For me the final track has a cinematic and sentimental feeling to it”.
Recent releases have seen Bad Milk delve into the afro-beat, electronic and neo soul worlds showcasing an array of talents. His current remit looks at working with a variety of vocalists, moulding the skeleton of a song and then reigning it into a dance/pop track. In 2018, with official remixes for Dirty Vegas, Liv Lovelle and Robinson already making waves, the BBC 6 Music backed producer burst onto the scene with his Jordan Rakei and United Vibrations collaboration “Rocksteady”.
Owen’s songwriting abilities then caught the attention K-POP giants BTS with whom he co-wrote “Jamais Vu”, a track that has amassed hundreds of million of streams and featured on their worldwide No.1 album “Map of the Soul: Persona”. Equipped with instantly appealing warm electronic melodies and more hypnotic releases to come, it promises to be an exciting time for the hotly tipped producer.