Feki returns with a dazzling new single, Thankful
The Brisbane young-gun is literally unstoppable.
I would start off by writing something here about how Feki is an artist to look out for and how he's gonna have a mammoth 2016 but really, I think we're long past that point now. After dominating Australia's electronic scene for much of 2015 with a mountains worth of gorgeous originals, remixes and productions, Feki has kicked off 2016 in a big way - dropping remixes for Vallis Alps and Anna of the North, heading on his first Australian headline tour, and now, releasing his first original of the year - Thankful. Much like most of Feki's previous work, Thankful is a solid three-and-a-half minute piece of blissed-out electronica, with airy synth and vocal samples blending with soft, rolling percussion and delicate keys.
A thing that really strikes me about Thankful that I don't really notice in Australian electronic anymore is the various layers of melody and nuances spread throughout the single. The opening melody could be a whole song in itself (it's pretty similar to Porter Robinson's Sad Machine, just proving my point), but instead of letting that opening melody steal the spotlight throughout the rest of the song, Feki lets it drift in the background, with additional layers of melody, such as the more high-pitched keys throughout the breakdown, floating over the top to create a really dynamic piece of music. I think that because of these little melodies and rhythms scattered throughout his work, every time you visit new Feki material it manages to sound new and refreshing, yet without losing that signature Feki touch (and not just the 'yeah' sample).
Like Feki? Check out interview with him HERE.