Storming through 2019 with a host of new releases, Essex-based producer and artist Bucko is still just 20 years of age, and his latest collection of tracks available over on Spotify speaks volumes on behalf of the passion and skill he puts into his music.
We Are the People is perhaps one of his most recognisable tracks to emerge, a song that chops along at a healthy pace – before long, you may begin to notice your foot has been coerced into tapping along. Unless of course you are encountering Bucko’s five minute slab of uplifting trance at a venue, in which case you won’t be reading this because you’ll already be dancing.
A hypnotic chord sequence adheres to a strict pattern throughout (with the first hit of each chord announcing itself in a strong single strike before being repeated across a rhythm that drills down into your dancing feet). Clean, serpentine arpeggios lend a cool aesthetic to proceedings and the requisite drops, and breakdown moments (along with white noise sweeps) take you on a calming, uplifting sonic journey. There are pleasant beeps and birdsong to be enjoyed along the way.
There’s an insistent four-to-the-floor kick drum and finger snaps to drive the rhythm though, and then an interesting selection of vocals captured and presented in different states to retain listener interest.
On the one hand you have a distant choir of innocent-sounding voices delivering the chorus part of the vocal performances, and then a stylised, highly treated solo voice that requests that we remember…
The ghostly voices continue to haunt from the background of a track that evolves and unfolds gracefully to a washed out, bliss-like conclusion.