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Andy Taylor
High Maintenance

Andy Taylor, Music Reviews, Music Blog, Music Magazine, Unsigned, Underground,

Legendary UK DJ/Producer Jason Kaye presents a new signing to his label Social Circles – introducing Andy Taylor, with his brand new track High Maintenance. This one is set to storm it’s way through the UK dance scene throughout the rest of the summer, with a whole bunch of remixes in the pipeline to extend it’s reach even further.

The track features hints of a pretty wide range of musical influences. As it opens up, the influx of notes and melodies from the synths and keys build a fairly relaxed yet vintage sounding ambiance. Then you get the artist’s lead vocal, a fast paced presentation of lyrics, an unexpectedly flexible melody line, really bringing in touches of classic R&B from the good old days. The speed of the vocal performance works really well over the otherwise mellow and dream like back drop. Alongside all of this, the thick and heavy beat throughout the track adds a real element of good vibes to the piece, an undeniable groove that seems to bring all of these different aspects and styles together.

The production on this track is superb, successfully shining the spotlight on each and every moment as is necessary. The intro sounds big, grabs your attention, then the music steps aside slightly to make way for the vocal, and later on everything returns and fuses well to build up the finished soundscape. There’s a lot about the track that is fairly retro sounding, yet it’s all so well polished that the sound is undeniably now. It’s fresh, and the vocal is fantastic; the style and the skill is evident from start to finish, and the artist carries these melodies and lyrics confidently and stylishly.

Find and follow Andy Taylor on Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date. You can also check out the El B UKG mix of High Maintenance over on Soundcloud. In the near future, look out for a remix package including cuts from some of the cream of the UK dance scene; a Drum and Bass mix from DJ Tango of Tango & Ratty, plus a House mix from Calum Lewis. Don’t miss out.

Rebecca CullenMusician & writer with an MA in Songwriting.


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