Chicago based artist Sherm has undoubtedly had his biggest year yet – from hosting a panel at ADE, performing at North Coast and Lollapalooza’s official afterparty with ACRAZE, to just recently being named by DJ Mag in their prestigious list as one of their emerging artists for December.
Now, he’s back with his final release of the year, capping it off in the highest of notes with good friend Chris Diaz and their single “Standing Ovation”. “Standing Ovation” is a compelling tech house journey that showcases throbbing rhythms and infectious four-on-the-floor beats, perfectly capturing an underground essence.
The track kicks off with a mesmerizing groove, steadily gaining momentum as intricate layers of percussion weave seamlessly with an entrancing vocal sample. Sherm’s distinctive touch is evident throughout, and Chris Diaz’s contribution adds an extra layer of allure, injecting undeniable energy into this single from beginning to end. Together, their unique melodic sensibilities create a hypnotic anthem that is sure to stay in heavy rotation deep into the new year.
“Standing Ovation is truly a 50/50 split on our styles and sounds. We revived the composition from a stack of ID’s that I had and Diaz immediately had a connection to the idea. The layers and progression of the track make it really unique and you find yourself absorbed in the music. So happy to finally release this one with my BOY!” – Sherm
“Since we crossed paths back in 2020, I knew this collaboration was long overdue. However, like aged fine wine, time has grown both our friendship and music to curate the absolute best work from both of us…so far, of course. I love working with Sherm. I feel like we’re both trying to build something in this industry that is so much bigger than just us and ‘Standing Ovation’ is just a taste of what’s to come.” – Chris Diaz