Over the summer of 2016, two producers from very different backgrounds came together to birth their collaborative brainchild, Fancy Cars; Alan Notkin bringing his hard hitting dance background to Brandon Paddock’s multiplatinum pop flair. That year, the pair’s addictive sound garnered millions of plays and landed them deals with label giants like Universal/Polydor and Majestic Casual Records. Their tracks “I’ll Follow” and “Belong to U” have been stand out singles to date, and radio chart topper Bazzi lends his vocals to the carefree “Fun”.
In their formative years, the duo would have seemed unlikely to ever meet. Notkin first discovered electronic music as a teenager in Dubai, where the sounds of trance and house coming from clothing stores and Sheik-driven Lamborghini’s planted in him the dream of becoming a DJ. Eventually in a leap of faith he moved to LA, where his dream quickly materialized, releasing electronica with his friends Klaypex, and spinning festivals as one half of bass music duo Yntendo.
Brandon’s story began in suburban Kansas City, where he began playing guitar at age 7. He grew up to find a love of writing and recording, eventually finding himself in LA working alongside producers John Feldmann and Martin Johnson, whose mentorship led to credits on hits for major artists like Avril Lavigne, Christina Perri, Gavin DeGraw, The Used and Panic! at the Disco.
The team say their eclectic differences are what makes them a perfect match, “we sometimes disagree on what’s good, but always agree on great”
Fancy Cars’ latest single “Time Machine” is out now via Virgin Records. With a packed release schedule to follow, the two are busy focusing on developing their live act for 2019.