It’s time for the release of Patta Soundsystem’s latest collaboration with none other than our longtime accomplice: Tom Trago. Some years ago Tom invited Patta’s own music director Victor Crezée to take a fresh gander through the vast expanses of his yet unreleased material. Having both grown up with and around Amsterdam’s music scene and hiphop culture, this was not their first creative crossing and their process soon accumulated into the tumultuous operation that is the album “18”.

The name’s significance is manifold; Patta is now eighteen years old and Tom released his very first song eighteen years ago. It being the official figure associated with coming of age is something that certainly connects with the sentiments behind making the record.

The Patta x Tom Trago collaboration has invited a slew of vocalist powerhouses to add their spice for seasoning such as Kalibwoy, dreamcastmoe, Eva Ruijg, Willem and Ray Fuego. The first single ‘Love Is Hard’ featuring LA based artist Kristian Hamilton, is due on the 9th of September with the entire album release following a
week after, on the 16th of September.

The vinyl is part of a capsule collection consisting of a cap and a tee and will be sold in combination with either item, not separately. “Love Is Hard” ft. Kristian Hamilton “Love is Hard” is the leading single for the collaborative project “18” by Patta & Tom Trago. A rueful dreamy song by LA based artist Kristian Hamilton who undertook both the visual accompaniment as well as the vocals, making it distinctly his own. Both the song and the music video is now available on all streaming services.