Following on from earlier 2018 singles ‘Come Together’, ‘Favorite Song’ & ‘Dear’ – Pete Philly can now reveal ‘Gigawatts II’ featuring Jurley Colin.
Listen to ‘Gigawatts II’ here
Speaking on the release, Pete says “So far this year, I’ve specifically dropped songs celebrating the love & connection I’ve found throughout my trials & tribulations. I’m glad to come out the gate with optimism & strength. Gigawatts II is the tune celebrating that power, self actualisation & understanding of the gig that comes with being a truly autonomous artist. Usually the aspirations I touch on in my music are spiritual, this one is very much grounded in the material.”
About Pete Philly
From Aruba to Amsterdam, Pete Philly is a multilingual hybrid who came to the Netherlands in his youth. First came the two Pete Philly & Perquisite projects which were supported by Q Magazine , DJ Mag UK , BBC 1Xtra – not forgetting being nominated for the MTV EMA’s – and hailed by Talbi Kweli as “Light Years ahead of the game”. Off the back of this success, Pete went on to open shows for artists including James Brown and Kanye West , as well as touring cities, countries & festivals worldwide.
In 2011 Pete then released his two solo projects – putting out the Red Dot and FWA Award winning visual album OpenLoops , which was later lent to Pharrell for his 24hours happy project, as well as the PIAS -signed One which was then followed by a touring schedule which took him to new territories in 2013.
What happened next was unforeseen and took Philly out of the industry. A life threatening illness meant that those years in between were spent on a road to full health and recovery in preparation for his next chapter.