Quickly rising Australian artist Baytek has made quite a name for himself with his signature deep bass sound. It's been nearly a year since we covered his Rise EP which garnered some serious support and helped push the young producer to new heights including airtime on BBC Radio 1 and a handful of tours counting out to over a hundred live appearances. Now at the ripe young age of 21 years old, he's back in our headlines to premiere something truly special.
Taking a serious deviation from his familiar sound, “Anchor” is a pop-inspired, passionate hit, aligning his music with a sound that has long been championed by his home country of Australia. But while abandoning his recent aesthetics, Baytek still retains past production tactics to create a technically impressive, electronic-pop song with a drop in an entirely different space from the familiar, gaudy future bass tunes that are currently in vogue. A tranquil and melodic intro leads into passionate vocals from past X Factor winner, Cyrus, before showcasing the young producer's versatility in the form of a uniquely atmospheric drop that'll take your breath away. Percussive and high-end elements tie into a perfect space between the deep choruses keeping the rhythm right where it's needed while background vocal chants keep it interesting from beginning to end.
This new production style is something I hope to hear more of in the future, but for now, I hope you enjoy "Anchor."