Weekly MP3 #221: Great Skies - Festival
Contemporary UK garage beats from a free EP on Cut.
While Burial conjures dystopic imagery of rainy London by night, this is the full sunlight, happy, pills-in-a-field flipside. Totally appropriate that this is off a release called 'Summer Moments'. It opens with a gentle reversed guitar lick and when the garagey syncopated beats come in they still don't disrupt the warm and tranquil feel of the track. There is no monster drop, the bass a simple sequence of sustained notes marking out the chord changes. I can't actually imagine wanting to dance to it at all, but I'm very happy to have it in my headphones.
(Yes you'd be right if you noticed I've been making summer references a lot recently.)
Yet another young guy from the UK making this kind of thing. This is off one of two free EPs he released in 2011, but by time of writing I've got pretty bored of his sound. Since he's just a young bod, I hope he continues to develop and expand. A lot of his tracks have incredibly similar sounds and arrangements at the moment.