James Mapley-Brittle (GRRL) and Nick Sanborn (Made of Oak) make and spin very different music but often end up playing the same parties, thanks to the eclecticism of the North Carolina dance scene. After a conversation they had one day surrounding a shared obsession with peak-hour club music, Sanborn wondered about a collaboration. About a track that existed that somehow made sense for each of them to play at their respective sets. It could be massive. But what would it sound like? The answer is Inertia. The two got together every now and again to jam and find a creative chemistry; it didn’t take long for the shared language to emerge, and they recorded the subsequent jolt of energy out at Betty’s studio in Chapel Hill. For both Made of Oak and GRRL, Inertia feels like the beginning of something entirely new.