Anthony Ellect started off his young producing career with some amazing tracks and a few months later he hasn’t stopped putting out quality material. Along with artists like Charles Murdoch, Anthony Ellect is a new breed of producer who’s music is nearly impossible to classify. ‘While’ contains some obvious nods to chill-wave and bass music, however, Anthony Ellect doesn’t allow it to get pigeon holed into either of those genres. As he bends and warps the track, Anthony Ellect manages to pack in hazy vibes, quality vocal snippets and some great woozy synths towards the end. This is the kind of stuff blogs eat up these days and there is no reason we shouldn’t be when it’s this good.
Ever since we were first put onto Anthony Ellect’s music, us folks over here at The Up-Turn have been really impressed with his consistent stream of unique electro-jams. With “Vases”, Ellect is continuing that trend in a very nice way. “Vases” finds Ellect manipulating a small arsenal of unintelligible, heavily-reverbed vocal samples into a base melody, and surrounding that idea with his usual well-crafted synthesizers and understated percussion. “Vases” is the first leak off of an upcoming EP that Anthony Ellect is putting together right now, and only has us more excited about the possibility of a multiple-song project from him.
As a producer, Anthony Ellect is proving incapable of doing any wrong. Even though it is still very early in his career, Anthony Ellect has managed to build up a strong collection of tracks that surpass the average soundclouder. For his latest jam, Anthony teamed up with UK producer Capeface for the collaboration ‘Note’. LA and the UK have some of the best scenes and talents for producers so it’s cool to see artists from both areas reaching out to each other. Unsurprisingly, ‘Note’ does not fail to blow me away. Although it is impossible to distinguish each individual contribution stylistically with this track, ‘Note’ is a bass-heavy, soulful, glitchy mess that is hard to stop listening to.
For some reason, out of all the soundcloud producers I listen to everyday, I haven’t been able to get the work of Anthony Ellect off my mind. His music, self-described as “futurelove”, isn’t exactly innovative or rare to find but it seems to be a cut above the rest. ’5th Floor’ is further proof of that theory with an undeniably creative groove and vibe. With ’5th Floor’, Anthony manages to craft a track where everything seems to revolve and warp around one isolated sample. ”Baby, I know a place” is sure to stay in my head for just as long as ‘Debt”s “cause I was falling in love with you”.
Just when I was starting to lose interest in sample-based electronic music, Anthony Ellect comes along and breaths some fresh life into the genre. There isn’t exactly one thing about Anthony’s music that is innovative, completely distinctive or revolutionary, however, tracks like ‘Debt’ show a lot of talent in the producer. Based around one warped sample of “cause I was falling in love with you”, Anthony constructs a stunning tracks engulfed in huge synths and skittering percussion. ’Debt’ was just put out on Anthony’s new Beverly Inn EP and if he keeps putting out great releases like this I see no reason why Anthony can’t eventually be up there with James Blake or Nicholas Jaar. Stream the entire EP at his bandcamp…