Au5 & Fractal – Halcyon (Original Mix)
Winning OWSLA remix contests usually leads to big things, just ask Zedd or Candyland. Au5, one half of the production team that took the top prize for Seven Lions’ “Days to Come” contest, is swiftly showing his selection was no fluke. The New Jersey producer has teamed up with his close pal Fractal to deliver an original melodic drumstep leviathan on Monstercat.
“Halcyon” is a dynamic production on which its producers’ intricate attention to sound design detail has paid dividends. Glitched vocals flit above a deep atmospheric soundscape dotted with mystic softsynths and crisp drums before building to a hard-hitting but classily executed drop. The diversity of sound waves and synth tones employed speak to the advanced production acumen of its young creators. Keep your eyes on these kids.