Song: Wildfire feat. Little Dragon
This producer from London was first brought to my attention after South by Southwest festival last month in Austin, TX where he generated quite a buzz. Named one of The Guardian’s 20 SxSW Acts Set to Be Big, he blew up in Europe last summer and word is quickly travelling to the states.
This tune is a down-tempo glitch track with a minimalist approach but just the right amount of layering. The simplicity of the song highlight’s collaborator Little Dragon’s beautiful vocals. Reverbed and harmonized lyrics give way to a synthesizer melody and subtle changes in the drum beat separate the song’s parts. The bass tones come through squishy rather than “womp”y and somewhere in the background he uses some echoey effects that give it a larger-than-life feel.SBTRKT – Wildfire by NME Radar
Meghan Bender | Senior Writer