Memba & Evan Giia Boss Up Over a Dark, Sly Beat on ‘Walls Down’: Exclusive


New York-based production duo Memba is feeling its darker side. Its forthcoming EP Saga-II, set for release on Odesza's Foreign Family Collective, is an exploration of bass-forward bluesy moods, and second single "Walls Down" features throaty vocals from Evan Giia.

"Walls Down" is a strong, sly and confident beat with a slinky attitude guaranteed to have you stalking the night like a lion on the prowl. Giia's vocal is seductive and self-assured as it bounces simple, repetitive phrases in a provocative and melodic rhythm. The production is bass heavy with a groove-ridden hook and a touch of 808 trap drums, so you can mean mug while you pop and lock over the beat. 

This marks the second single from Memba's Saga-II, set for release this summer. The duo tells Billboard Dance its "our most personal project to date … an audiovisual exploration of a better place."

Both Memba and Evan Giia are on tour with festival dates and shows support of Odesza. Check the full list of dates for both below. "Walls Down" is out on Foreign Family Collective Thursday, May 8, but you can listen to it a day ahead of schedule, exclusively on Billboard Dance. 

Memba 2019 Live Dates
May 24 – Lakewood, PA @ Elements Music Festival
May 25 – Chillicothe, IL @ Summer Camp Music Festival 2019
June 15 – Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music Festival
June 30 – Rothbury, MI @ Electric Forest Festival 2019
July 26 – Los Angeles, CA @ Los Angeles Historic Park
July 27 – Los Angeles, CA @ Los Angeles Historic Park
Aug. 2 – Loveland, COl @ ARISE Music Festiva

Evan Giia 2019 Live Dates
May 19 – Santa Monica, CA @ EEEEEATSCON – Santa Monica Piers
May 23 – Montclair, NJ @ Wellmont Theatre **Opening for Odesza**
June 1 – Los Angeles, CA @ Shrine Expo Hall  **Opening for Jai Wolf**
June 13 – Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo
June 21 – Dover, DE @ Firefly
July 5 –  Holland Park – Surrey, BC @ Fvded in the Park
July 11 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks **Opening for Louis The Child**
July 14 – Louisville, KY @ Forecastle
July 19 – Seattle, WA @ Capitol Hill Block Party
July 26 – Los Angeles, CA @ Los Angeles Historic Park **Opening for Odesza**
July 27 – Los Angeles, CA @ Los Angeles Historic Park **Opening for Odesza**