Dance luminary LO’99 has capped off the long weekend with the release of his latest hit ‘Sometime’. Aired globally on BBC Radio 1, 1xtra and Triple J, LO’99 has enthralled listeners with his signature deep bass and he is ready to turn up in the January heat. Enlisting the help of vocalist Owl Eyes, who’s been featured on tracks like Illy’s ‘It Can Wait’ and Flight Facilities’ ‘Heart Attack’, together they have created a versatile summer hit.
The best feature of this release is how well LO’99’s beat mixes with Owl Eyes’ vocals. The deep, bass heavy beat that LO’99’s house-y production is renowned for is on full display. It starts off distant and soft, progressing in unison with Owl Eyes’ delicate vocals. The almost ethereal verses gently lure the listener in as Owl Eyes’ emotional serenade floats over the soundscape. The beat steadily thumps away, building in a crescendo as the chorus nears. The minimalism of light bass and distant synths is thrown aside when the chorus comes booming in. Owl Eyes’ vocals are syncopated to the beat, placing the music in centre stage. She fades into the background like another one of the many overlapping effects, pounding away to the infectious beat. The brightness of this melody effectively contrasts with the light progressive house bass, swirling together to create an energetic storm of enchanting production.
The combination of LO’99 and Owl Eyes has created the perfect storm to wash over a summer dancefloor. Each artist brings their own distinct tone to the track and the juxtaposition of the two makes it versatile. ‘Sometime’ can be played alone, gently nodding away on a relaxed sunny afternoon, or on a dancefloor, with the intense house vibe taking over control.