Presumably in-between projects at present, Scottish beatmaker, Sam Gellaitry, uploads an unreleased song to his secondary SoundCloud account to make us all jealous that he was making quality tracks even when he was merely 17.
Entitled “Dntstp”, it is very much a Gellaitry piece. As one might expect, the song is a little less polished than his most recent efforts Escapism I and II, nevertheless the HudMo influence is still clear, and it is also clear to see why he was first snapped up by the Soulection Collective before moving onto XL Recordings.
The song begins with a chopped and re-ordered vocal sample which is interspersed throughout. His sound is always fully loaded with synths and other percussive instruments and yet rarely feels thick and overly heavy, and “Dntstp” is no different.
The song has purpose and is always driving, even when the beat drops out leaving just the vocal samples. The pleasing thing with this unreleased song, dating back to 2014, is the sense of continuity. Whilst taking influence from his contemporaries, Gellaitry definitely has his own sound and you can trace the progression from this song through to other efforts like “DREAMSCAPES“ or “Desert Mirage“.
Check it out below: