Backwoods TOTD: Haywyre – “Memory”
If you haven’t already heard of Haywyre, one of the most promising young talents on the Monstercat label, then you’re in for a treat. Martin Vogt is a mastermind at synthesizing the sounds of contemporary electronic music with traditional elements of jazz. This post avant-garde approach to a pre-futuristic jazz-fusion genre has the effect of producing a unique sound that captivates his listeners. Piano improvisation serves as the foundation of his composition, but from there Haywyre invents a sound that is a seamless blend of the past and the future.
“Memory” features a funky bassline with a subtle inclusion of the piano to create a jazz feel. Perfectly timed glitchy vocals pick up the pace for a playful intermingling of the all elements contained within the track. The synthesizer in the background gives “Memory” the ability to transport the listener into a city atmosphere. Vocals guide the listener closer by calling, “mhmm…close” while the synths peak through the space for a touch of variety.
Midway through the track, the tempo slows down for a groovy bass solo. The funk is kicked into high-gear once the bass is able to experiment with various rhythms while being accompanied by a steady drum beat. Once the original melody returns as a chopped version, it becomes apparent that Haywyre is testing the listener’s memory. Is the track the same as you remember or has it changed or have you changed?
“Memory” will get you ready for a night of dancing and make sure that your game is on point. Who knows? It might even give you the confidence to grab the cutest girl in the club onto the dance floor for a night that you will never forget.
Haywyre will be joining Porter Robinson, Infected Mushroom, ODESZA, and many more at Backwoods Music Festival on Labor Day Weekend in Stroud, Oklahoma. Be sure to grab your festival tickets through Sensible Reason to waive the fees. Plus you’ll be able to come hang out at the Sensible Reason hookah lounge. It doesn’t get any better than that!
How to snag these tickets:
-Make sure you have PayPal
-Gather your crew
-Message Sensible Reason that you’re down to go. Include your name as it appears on your ID and your email address. You will receive an invoice via PayPal
-Send $200 – again, no fees!
-Get the coupon code to claim your ticket on the Backwoods website.
-Pick up your ticket at Backwoods Will Call