on “wild youngster,” nez & schoolboy take us clubbing

January 10, 2020

Considered the domain of old heads for too long in the States, house music’s global resurgence is finally catching on in America, the country that started it all.

Young independent artists like Galcher Lustwerk and Channel Tres have made house their thing, carving out unique spaces for themselves by leaning into house culture; and now, Nez, one half of the production duo Nez and Rio, is tapping into his Chicago roots with his latest “Wild Youngster.”

It’s a song as ready for the club as it is for the runway, an ode to bad girls, good times and late nights, that features salacious rhymes courtesy of ScHoolboy Q, a N*E*R*D-like chorus and a skeletal — but no less bumping — beat. This new breed of American house musician is destined to make more of us fans in the coming years.