Asher Shashaty has developed a unique style, sound and genre range that is hard not to fall in love with. Blending eclectic influences, personal life experiences and experimental foundations into every song, he brings a new musical experience to the table that simply cannot be ignored.
Now he’s teamed up with talented singer-songwriter Dani King for their uplifting single, “Feeling.” It’s a beautiful combination of pop and future bass, coming together seamlessly for a gripping, melodic anthem. Asher reveals:Before I started this song, I took a deep breath and thought about what I really wanted for her. I always wanted Dani to do the vocals for the song, so it was made with that intention. She brought the song to life in a way I couldn’t have imagined, and I’m honored to be able to work with her.
Danny added: “I actually wrote this topline with my Australian friend, Max Hurrell. When we sat together in the studio, we wanted to write a song that reminds you of your teenage love. The good, the overly dramatic, and the overarching story from start to finish. Asher connected to this topline and brought it to life in a way that I love, but never imagined. His style matches my original vibe perfectly and I couldn’t love this song more.
We also had the chance to ask them a few questions about their process, who inspires them, and more. Enjoy!
Have you both worked together in the past?
Asher: We haven’t worked together in the past, but we will work together more in the future! Expect another one from us soon!
Dany : It was our first collaboration together and it won’t be the last! We both enjoyed the process so much and already have another song in the works.
Asher, you mentioned that the production process was different for you on this. Can you please expand on that?
Asher: I thought about what I wanted for the song and put all my intention into it. I used to produce very quickly and go through projects without thinking too much about every decision I made. This song helped me realize that I want to write with a lot more purpose.
Who are the artists that inspire you each at the moment?
Asher: Some of my inspirations include Flume, Just A Gent and NGHTMRE.
Dany : Let’s be honest, I’m a songwriter at heart. Songwriters I’ve been losing my mind over lately are Dezi, Chandler Leighton, Gracie Van Brunt, Luma, Soundr, Meggie York, Known As Nat, Monika Santucci and so many more. I like to see my friends succeed and they all have stupid talent. I’ve also found so much inspiration in mentoring – I teach vocal production and songwriting, and my vocal production students are all amazing songwriters. Sara Benyo, Keliza, Sonja Marie, to name a few!
What else can you share that awaits you both this year?
Asher: My first album astral spring releases February 17! Some songs include “Urban Forest” featuring Miyoki (which received editorial support from Spotify), “What I Need” featuring Misdom, and “Feeling” featuring Dani King!
Dany : I have the song with Riot Ten and Mashbit coming out this year, as well as an amazing collaboration with Sippy on Allison Wonderland’s new label, FMU Records. I also have another song coming out 2/15 with Outlandr on NCS. We’re planning a TON of big releases this year, and more festival performances to go along with those releases! I’m really looking forward to what the rest of the year has in store for us and we’ve only just begun.