Phairo – “Pelican” // Art: Andrey Kasay

“Pelican”, a new single by producer Phairo, is an instant classic. The beat will immediately drag you in and make you move. I just couldn’t help by instantly shaking my head to the beat as the drums crept in and the groove became richer, with overcalling percussion samples. The song really comes alive when the bass synth comes in, adding a warm, bouncy feel to the track. The production of this song is absolutely world class. The mix has a retro feel, echoing the golden age of club music. However, it also has a very modern tone, which highlights Phairo’s skills as a producer. The low end is firm and heavy, adding depth to the track. On the other hand, the top end is smooth and silky, adding definition and focus to the whole song.