Capsika - Her Dream Self / Stars Collide
Capsika is a 22 year-old producer from Manchester specializing in what he calls “bongos ‘n bass.” With upcoming releases on Influenza Media, Point Audio and Digital Blus (of course), this master of luscious, jazzy soundscapes will have all eyes on him in the future. In addition to drum’n bass, the British man also produces house and experimental music under the moniker, Matthew Matix.
A: HER DREAM SELF
As you sleep, this jazzy reality is playing through your brain. It’s only a matter of time before you wake up realizing that you’ve got this beautiful woman in your life. Modulated melodies ride in the background, while the full drums create a soundscape of fullness. Ominous sax riffs and exuberant pads fill the air before the deep vocal takes the stage. In an age of reused samples, ideas and creativity, the Manchester man has definitely stepped up the bar, turning a drum ‘n bass production into something more of an orchestral score.
B: STARS COLLIDE
Just as in “Her Dream Self,” Capsika’s second tune for DIGIBLUS is another vocal smasher of technical mastery. The vocal shows up early, as pads come together in a opulent jigsaw puzzle. The bassline creates circling warmth. Panned Rhodes chords drop in and out of fluttering drums. We arrive at the center of the tune, bringing in the half-step vibe before letting the drums take control again. The vocal continues its sublime journey, finishing up another brilliant release.