Sunday, 7 September 2014
Great Skies - New Waves
Apparently Matt Wells aka Great Skies has described his music as ‘armchair dancefloor.’ That suits us perfectly fine – after all who wants to be bouncing around ‘DA CLUB’ all evening getting extremely sweaty? Sometimes a nice sit down in is very acceptable. In fact, forget all your shots, cocktails and pints, what we’d really like on a big night out is a nice cup of tea or coffee.
And this armchair dancefloor music is good. There’s a whole collection of it on the Great Skies Soundcloud page. The track that has pulled us in is Want Me Close. It hits the zeitgeist button dead centre and then some, with the now de rigueur pitch shifted vocals and shiny electronic production; its mellow, but without ever being sleepy. Then there’s the Coconut Dreams EP, the opening track of which features the upwardly rising Context, but there’s no pitch shifting on the voice here: “I told Matt don’t pitch me up or pitch me down,” he raps over a track that bears some resemblance to an electro-ambient version of The Streets. Elsewhere on the EP you’ll find Don’t Want You which with its deep bassy Disclosure like pulses you’ll probably find the armchair being flung off the dancefloor and your body moving and this house mood continues on Be Yours (Featuring Jordan James). Add in some great remixes of Grimes, Ellie Goulding and Context (him again) and we’re figuring that this Kent based producer has a very bright future ahead of him be it making his own music or producing for others.
Want Me Close is available for free download below.
Great Skies - Want Me Close