Light of the North – Kalya Scintilla (Staunch RMX)

This…. is… amazing. I am completely floored by this track. Starts off mystical, a faerie’s tiny voice flutters frantically amongst echoed progressions. Building momentum, a violin enters the platform, sad but demanding. Wait for it though…. that fucking drop. Bring back the violin and listen to her intertwine herself into that bassline. Perfectly complimented layers. Slow down for a moment, the song enters open sky, where each element floats around right before the bassline slams them back down to earth… And hit replay.

Kalya Scintilla is without a doubt at the forefront of the psydub/psyglitch movement. Although his style can be described in infinitely different ways at the root of it, it’s psychedelic dub or psychedelic glitch. Explore him and his colleagues for more of this mind bending sound. As for Staunch, this duo’s usual is a contrast from Kalya’s style of glitch. With them you’ll find things are a little more party forward, a lot less sway and a lot more bang.

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