quickly, quickly – “stay up” // Art: Jack Bool

“Stay Up” is another exciting single from Quickly, Quickly. This song portrays the group’s creative outlook masterfully, focusing on a textural arrangement with an eclectic feel. The brass melodies are infectious, and the slow-down drop preceding the beat does a great job at supercharging the energy and flow of the music. The rhythm is full of soul and energy, with deep bass tones and crunchy snares, not to mention the classic feel of 808-type hats. The main bass notes and melodies creep in into the background, through different eq filters and distortion settings. I love how the song changes moods, sometimes even quickly and unexpectedly throughout this release, introducing cool sound effects and textural ambiance, noise, glitches and other artifact that add a very special feel to the music.

stay up