Sam Gellaitry at Witness
Wednesday 10th May 2017Sneaky Pete's, Edinburgh
A genre-defying producer from Stirling, but currently out in LA, Sam Gellaitry made huge waves with his 2015 EP - Short Stories released on LA label Soulection when he was still a teenager. Uniquely creating contrasting sounds, he sits atmospheric melodies alongside hard hitting bass with a variety of instrumental layers immersing the listener - every track stands out.
He released his first two chapters of his ‘Escapism’ series on XL Recordings: intricate tracks with an exhuberant globetrotting aesthetic with middle-eastern strings, pitch-shifted dancehall vocals, lush 80’s synths, snake-charmer woodwind, harps under trap beats creating an aesthetic that shouldn’t work - but it does and it makes sense.
The final chapter in Gelliarty’s Escapism series showcases 5 tracks that are exactly what you would expect, he takes you on a mind bending, bass pumping, arpeggiated synth journey infused with live sounding strings and bells.
‘Ceremony’, up til now an room-shaking exclusive for when he plays out, continues the trance and rave influence of his previous EPs, and finally gets a recorded release with Escapism III.