A second release from the upcoming BigBear, and this time he swaps out the mellow, atmospheric stylings of his introductory piece for a livelier, more upbeat piece in a good show of versatility.
There’s still an overarching mellowness about this, ensuring the track’s constituent electronic elements don’t spiral too far into electro-pop territory, and hence keeping a lid on the intrusiveness of the production. It works for me, as this middle ground ends up in an upbeat chillout style that’s rather hard to build, with the combination of buzzing synths contrasting the soft, airy vocal samples to create the bulk of that style, whilst the underpinning of easygoing, hip-hop influenced production ensures the tempo and flow of the track remains controlled and listenable. 2 for 2 from BigBear.
Prepare to be fully mellowed out. As an ‘a electronic track with an open air feel’, this is unquestionably perfect for those summer evenings, and makes for an excellent introduction to this upcomer.
Built on a platform of atmospheric synths, easygoing percussion and a stuttered vocal effect that creates tons of aura, it’s a well-layered piece of production that does away with long, dragging intros and huge high points to deliver a mesmerisingly consistent listen the full way through. Of course, there are occasional switches and minor momentum changes, and the steady nature of the track as a whole works musically to rather magnified their relatively subtlety, keeping the track interesting and dynamic without removing from its relaxing feel. Certainly worth adding to your playlists, and be on the look out for more from this talented producer.