Ever since Scottish producer Sam Gellaitry emerged through Soundcloud 3 years ago with a huge stream of self-released tracks, he’s been on a roll and has seen massive success.
He released his debut EP Stories in early 2015 on LA label and artist collective Soulection, home to influential artists like Ta-Ku and Sango, and proceeded to release the first two Chapters of his Escapism series through XL Recordings.
The thing however that has contributed the most to the 20-year old producer’s success is his incomparably unique sound. Combining vocal chops, lush pads and arpeggiated synth plucks with live sounding strings, bells and all kinds of real instruments, usually under a hard-hitting trap beat, Sam Gellaitry has created an aesthetic, unlike anything I’ve heard before.
His newest EP and the final installment of the Escapism series showcases exactly that. Spanning five tracks in length, every single one is a journey of its own through ever-changing musical landscapes.
The opening track “Jungle Waters” sets the mood perfectly with harp melodies and a complete symphony of strings, and transitions well into “Ceremony,” the hardest hitting cut in the tracklist. After “Midnight Racer,” where a beautiful breakdown explodes into a pandemonium of synths and vocal chops, comes “Acres;” my personal favorite in the track list and the playful “Ever After” which closes off the EP.
Listen to Skrillex's Euphoric New Single With Yung Lean and Bladee, "Real Spring"
Hot off the heels of three January singles, Skrillex continues to explore and define the sounds of 2023.
Martin Garrix to Bring RAI Amsterdam Shows Back to ADE In 2023
Garrix's RAI Amsterdam event will feature "world-famous guest artists."
Carl Cox, Charlotte de Witte, More Headliners Revealed for Ultra's First-Ever RESISTANCE Club Residency
RESISTANCE will set up camp in the heart of Miami at M2 for the underground concept's first club residency outside of Ibiza.
As Sam Gellaitry said on Twitter, "Escapism III" is “my strongest EP yet I feel”.
I couldn’t agree more. As a whole, it perfectly represents his sound, while simultaneously each individual track has its own vibe.
Connect with Sam Gellaitry: