BATE, made of Ethan Curzon and Yeoh Wai Hong, is now a pioneer of the EDM scene. The DJ duo has shared the stage with legendary DJs like Deadmau5 and Afrojack at major events.
Following their breakout single One I Love, which has 15 million streams to date, BATE releases a new music video for their latest single, Casino Royale, in which 2000s boyband member Simon Webbe makes a comeback to the music scene.
For this hit, the singer/songwriter and DJ pair blend signature heartfelt vocals with trap-heavy music production, complementing a music video that was shot entirely in Kuala Lumpur, including The Majestic Hotel’s cigar room, which was turned into a casino.
The premise of Casino Royale is straightforward: a boy meets girl, Bonnie & Clyde kind of story. With a heavy reference to the iconic 007 action film from 2006, the slow buildup is heard in both the verses and bridge, simulating a sense of anticipation one would feel watching a James Bond film.
Casino Royale proves that Webbe is ready to tackle new genres and further his chops as a musician himself: “I had no idea the quality of music that was coming out of Malaysia, and this song is bound to be a global hit record, I believe.”