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Bay’s Indie-electro Track Leaves Us Craving More [stream]

Posted on the 05 April 2013 by Thewildhoneypie @thewildhoneypie


Queue in BAY, hailing in from Croydon, South London, with a novel and not-so-shimmery indie-electro recipe. With hidden hip-hop synths, spectacularly heavy horns, and playful guitar, these guys are well-versed in their category and then some. This delicious track, in all its tasteful, new-level build, had me at the onset… and I don’t care who knows it.

With a sound that can be paired almost effortlessly with that overplayed (never over-rated) indie-electro suit, BAY’s, “With You” is, at first glance, a mere extension of the been-there, played-that sound I’m guilty of favoring in 2013. This song, though, has me hooked, and the alternative “trip hop” band responsible has left me wanting a lot more to grovel over — like soon-to-be released track, “Wife.”

With a subtle, spellbound darkness playing in and out of the upbeat instrumentals, “With You”, like most indie-electro all-star tracks, has the added depth we crave. Complimenting what otherwise could have been an experience filled with poppy vocals and pleasant electro dins, BAY’s obliquely-groovy instrumentals are genius and too hard to fight off.

A lovechild of Monarchy and Wave Machines, or perhaps, more spot-on, a distant relative of Metronomy, this track is an easy go-to. Instead of being more of the same, “With You” ends up turning a strangely perfect corner, crafting itself as a mysteriously fun tune of its very own nature. Even if the top-notch qualities and originality are a bit more disguised, we’re stunningly stoked on it, and you should be too. BAY lays down “With You” both righteously and beautifully, dealing a wild card to the genre it readily defines.

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