Today we premiere Sharpson’s new track 50808. Releasing today in aid of Pieta House as a homage to The Prodigy’s late Keith Flint on the second anniversary of his death, who was one of Sharpson’s biggest influences.
Sharpson, no stranger to the Irish club scene, has decided to release his latest track ‘50808’ today, two year’s after Keith Flint devastatingly passed away. Keith Flint was a massive inspiration to him, particularly his live performances which inspires him to channel a similar passion, energy and fierceness on stage.
Sharpson has successfully conveyed this energy with his extensive music career, from his iconic performances at the ‘Granny’s Gaff stage at Electric Picnic’, to his on-air energy on his radio residencies on DDR and RTE Pulse, with his shows ‘Choki Biki’ and ‘Gaff Party’. More recently, he launched his own ‘Choki Biki’ imprint earlier this year with both a digital and vinyl VA release with Decorum, High Fidelity, Cedarwood State Trax and more. There is certainly no slowing down for him.
His new track ‘50808’, which we premiere today, treads the line between club banger and euphoric anthem. It’s bass heavy, distorted percussion and synths would definitely be at home in a gritty Dublin club like Wigwam.
This is contrasted by the track’s rich melody, which you would find in an uplifting trance track. His experience as a composer and songwriter combined with electronic music producer shines through in this sombre track.
100% of the track’s proceeds from Bandcamp sales will go to Pieta House, an organisation which helps those struggling with mental health issues and suicide prevention. The track acts as a homage to Keith Flint two years on from his devastating death from suicide.
The release aims to remind people of the numbers they can call for help when they are struggling, ‘50808’ which is a free 24/7 text service in Ireland, providing everything from a calming chat to support for people going through a mental health or emotional crisis, no matter how big or small. Find out more here. Sadly, so many people are in this situation due to the uncertainty of the times we are living in and we need to look after ourselves and our loved ones.
Keep this charity release in mind for tomorrow. Bandcamp waive their fee’s for artists on the first Friday of every month to support artists during the COVID-19 pandemic, which has proved an immeasurable support system to so many artists since the pandemic all began one year ago.
Check out the premiere over on the Four Four SoundCloud below, plus purchase the release on Bandcamp here.