Electronica artist and producer Jamit, aka Jamit James, has released his mechanical new single Solar Power. Its unique blend of familiar sounds, driving synths, and infectious beats make it a fresh sci-fi song you can’t afford to miss.
From the first few notes of the never-ending synth track that propels the song into its own distinct sense of time and space, Solar Power transports the listener to a place that feels futuristic and mysterious yet somehow still grounded in a reality that we all know. This sense of reality is thanks in part to the samples Jamit uses, which have a very basketball-esque sound to them. The kick drum is reminiscent of a basketball being bounced while the other samples sound very much like sneakers scuffing up a gym floor. These very earthly sounds are in stark contrast with the cosmic sounding synth, but it all somehow works together in the most interesting way.
Over the top of all of this techno there exists a robotic sounding, female voice, reciting off the names of the planets in our solar system. This voice comes out of nowhere, but it’s just weird enough to fit perfectly in place within the song. It also adds a welcomed layer of lightheartedness to the track, making me smile every time I hear it.
All of these nonsensical elements combine to make a very 80’s, new wave sounding track that paints a clear picture in the listener’s mind. What that picture is will ultimately vary from person to person, but personally – I picture the future. This is a future filled with robots, and Solar Power is a song written by one of these robots; for the robots.