STEP022 – Malaky – Without You / Ella
Straylight Music Group - Stepping Forward Records / Published by: We Are Legion ASCAP / Distributed by: Straylight Music Group & Symphonic Distribution.
As Malaky’s “Without You” sets stride, you’d never EVER guess that you’re listening to the debut release from a brand new producer! Normally there’s that certain *something* which sets apart the productions of a seasoned DnB artist from a fresh face on the scene - but in Malaky’s case all the rules fly out the window as his debut single blazes right for the center of your attention and into the 1am hot seat slot of the dance!
“Without You” is bassweight perfection throughout. With a classic breakbeat infused 2-step and it’s massive humming multitimbral bassline just flat controlling you… the layering of Echoed strings and arps along with the song’s namesake vocal sample keeps the entire journey stepping and sliding along like a true DnB anthem should.
And rounding out Malaky’s debut is “Ella”, a Liquid tribute to the melodic jazz vibes of yesterday. It’s vocal slipping into and out of exsistence with a truly amazing bit of sonic trickery. And with what’s sure to be a constant thread with the man, his ever present humming bassline surrounds the entire mix in a warm blanket of melody and room shaking sub.
It’s the simplicity and attention to detail of these songs that trick you into thinking you’re back for more with an old friend - but make no mistake… this will be start of a looong sonic love affair.