Fat velvet beats and a solid whiskey cocktail make for a lustrous night when the air comes in frosted puffs glazed over windows from the inside out. A dishy listen out of the United Kingdom, Catching Flies has a remix of Jill Scott’s poppy track, “Golden,” that flutters feather light through speakers best suited for low-level bass bumps and underwater thumps–essential for late night grooves when the only you want to do is listen.
a more urbane, street grit graffiti moan dotted with light strands of synth static humming up and down
Although not the jazz club experience, the 21-year old’s chilled out vibe slinks along syrupy smooth with the occasional clarinet coo and slender magenta keyboard notes clinking like ice in a squat Old Fashioned glass. With a fondness for remixing the rich vocals of Scott, Corinne Bailey Rae and others, the resulting tracks smolder warm and orange.
“Golden” pulses breathy in its gender-transforming bent and “The Stars” remakes the chorus of Coldplay’s “Yellow” into a more urbane, street grit graffiti moan dotted with light strands of synth static humming up and down. Oceanic is one way to put the meditative, “Sunrays,” as it sighs through the Arrested Development refrain, “Thinking about you in the sunrays.” This is the same track with that sonorous breeze of a clarinet weaving through its third act.
Not quite slouchy jazz or instrumental hip hop, Catching Flies makes for a tranquil auditory repose at the close of day while his tracks unbend from their original postures.
Catching Flies is found online at SoundCloud, Facebook, Twitter, and his official website.
“Golden – Jill Scott”
“The Stars EP”
Sal Christ is a writer with headphones glued to her ears. Getting some hang time upside down daily is of the utmost importance, as is sucking down a cup of sarcasm. For more music action, follow her on Twitter or email her.