Firefly – Submatik

December 23, 2015


“Firefly” is another track that became a favorite of mine this year. I’ve placed it in a playlist, along with Subtact’s “Indigo,” that I call “Improve” because it’s supposed to improve my mood. Submatik‘s track is easily labeled Drum & Bass, sporting the signature drum beat of that genre. But it also features a very active treble and mid-range melody that feels hopeful, like a fresh start, a sunrise, a hiker reaching the crest. Apart from the melody there’s a supporting synth line that pulses with the beat and interweaves, taking turns, with a quieter synth that pulses slower, evoking foghorns or distant sirens. Atop it all are a sprinkling of chopped vocal “oh”s and “ah”s. It’s a beautiful track.

To download this song from the artist, click here.


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