Light Year – Bell Trax
Artist: Light Year
Title: Bell Trax
Format: Digital / Vinyl
Premiered by Thump and Big Shot Magazine:
Reviews in Ransom Note, Thump, i-D Mag, Big Shot Magazine, DMC World Magazine, Chase The Compass.
Early support by Maya Jane Coles, Dusky, Laura Jones, Magda, Erol Alkan, Christian Martin, Riva Starr, Soul Clap, Maxxi Soundsystem, DJ Sneak, Laurent Garnier, Luke Solomon, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Dubfire, Tensnake, Kiki, Steve Lawler, Flashmob, Douglas Greed, Worthy, Kaiserdisco, Till Von Sein, Martin Eyerer, SevenDoors.
In keeping with the theme of creating house records that reference the past while having a firm eye looking into the future Light Year returns with his third instalment for Exploited Records. Bell Trax finds the Australian producer stretching out a warm colourful enveloping arpeggio that ebbs and flows as the track evolves over its almost 7 minute duration. The crunchy drum track elements push the track forwards inspired by the warmth of vintage tape recordings. Bell Trax is gimmick free 4/4 club music! The b-side Smoking Causes Blindness keeps with this warm saturated feel laid out by the lead track. Utilising a chunky rolling bass line and a crisp synth pad this track will burn through frequencies if you’re not careful. Anchored in the breakdowns with an inquisitive vocal asking ‘thats what this is all about, right?’ before the low end kicks back in and answers the question for you.
“Like His Name Suggests, Light Year is Eons Ahead with the ‘Bell Trax’ EP. The EP’s title track, “Bell Trax,” is a neatly wrapped, infectiously melodic piece of techno.” (Thump)
“The bells… the bells, the bells, Desdemona. In ‘Bells’ Light Year lets loose with his bells, scales, arpeggios and banging sub-bass charged beats to deliver and EP of stripped down and shimmering beauty. It’s techno with bells on. So to speak. Flip the story and ‘Smoking Causes Blindness’ is a rubber room, bounce off the walls, where the hell am I outing that is relentless and yet somehow rejuvenating. Check it out. You won’t be disappointed.” ( DMC World Magazine: http://www.dmcworld.net/features/entry/house/light-year-bell-trax-exploited.html )
Light Year gives us his 8 tracks of timelessness in Ransomnote:
Chase The Compass fingered through Aussie native and Exploited Recs darling Light Year’s Rekordbox to find five tracks he doesn’t leave home without:
Maya Jane Coles: Smoking Causes Blindness is the one!
Dusky: Great tracks. Bell Trax is fave.’
Laura Jones: Very nice release. Thanks for sending!
Christian Martin: Bell Trax is amazing!! Such a banger!!
Soul Clap: Tuff!
DJ Sneak: Cool jams.
Maxxi Soundsystem: Bell Trax is heavy.
Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs: Thanks!
Laurent Garnier: Bell Trax for me.
Luke Solomon: Love this.
Friendly Fires: Lovely. Bell Trax is fantastic.
Tensnake: Nice one.
Douglas Greed: ’Bell Trax’ is awesome!
Till Von Sein: Bell Trax is dope.
Karotte: Bell Trax is my fav. Great One.
Kaiserdisco: Like it. Will try it out loud.
Flashmob: Will play.
Martin Eyerer: Coop EP. Will play.
Worthy: Love the vibe on Bell Trax. Perfect for a sunrise set.
Death On The Balcony: Smoking Causes Blindness is great!
SevenDoors: Bell Trax for me.