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Sun Glitters (LU), Gelka

Sun Glitters sound is an ocean of lush melodies, pitch-shifted vocal samples, ghostly digi-diva choirs and warm bass melodies...

Sun Glitters

Sun Glitters is the glitchy, summer obsessed, sun-drenched electronic project of Luxembourg musician Victor Ferreira. Debuting in 2011 with the acclaimed full-length, Everything Could Be Fine and a seemingly endless string of EPs, self-released tracks and remixes, Sun Glitters has quickly left a mark on the electronic music scene. In two short years, he has toured clubs and played festivals throughout Europe and received glowing coverage from Dazed & Confused, BBC, Resident Advisor, Earmilk, XLR8R, Pitchfork, The Guardian and a bevy of trend setting music outlets. Everything from the band name to the washed out pastels of the artwork to the engulfing visuals that supplement a Sun Glitters live performance screams nostalgia. With the release of his Mush debut, Scattered Into Light, Sun Glitters has taken on the added element of female vocals from Italian songstress Sara Cappai of the dream-pop band Diverting Duo. Sun Glitters combines an ocean of lush melodies, pitch-shifted vocal samples, digi-diva choirs, warm bass pulses, and ambient soundscapes into a blisteringly beautiful sound.

Gelka

Their debut ‘Less is More’ released on the Nightmares on Wax label, Wax On, in 2008 paved the way for the flurry of Wax On remixes and collabs, over 150 compilation releases on labels such as Warp, Ministry of Sound, Sony and Om Records and a key role on the legendary Café Del Mar label racking up an impressive 17 song releases on their iconic chillout complications.

Once the downtempo Hungarian duo made a conscious decision to write a sophomore album they also felt the need to reinvent their sound. Noting that not only had the downtempo/ chillout genre itself had moved forward in many ways since their last album, so they also too had moved forward. Injecting some new influences of pop and bass oriented flavours into their songs, creating an elegant but aerial new route to their sound with a nod to classic song structures, Stardust Memories was born. The title of the album, ‘Stardust Memories’ itself expressing Gelka’s inspiration and direction for the album, and on a personal level for the duo, referring and representing their last 3 years.

The release contains 15 tracks which create an expansive bond between live and electronic music which for the duo reflects the current state of downtempo influenced music. The sounds are far more complex with wide range of effects and creative samples from everyday noises, but on the other hand the overall picture is more relaxed with the analogue guitars and the highlighted vocals, evoking several electronic impressions from the last 3 decades.

They collaborated on the album with the former Nightmares On Wax singer Ella May aka Phoenix Pearle, the Zero 7 singer Mozez, the Dj Vadim collaborator Sena and with a bonus remix the R&S artist Synkro also appears on the album.

As DJs Gelka is delivering floating musical journeys, extending their musical scope in an original way. Their mashups and re-edits are amongst the top listened mixtapes on Mixcloud. Check out the new Hearing Colors Mixtape, a smooth synesthesia, which lets you actually hear an organic merge of visible colors, and patterns. With more than 36,000 followers, they are hitting the charts, that’s why next year they are starting a new residency on Ibiza Sonica radio. Bass music, ambient, future-downtempo, chilltronica, alt-r&b, deep house and other fresh genres melting together in one organic, complete piece, reinventing the old school mixing techniques. This is what happens, when an analogue kind of producer gets a new midi toy for DJ mixes. On Mixcloud’s Best of 2014 list, they earned the 3rd place with Colored Thoughts Mixtape with more than 70,000 plays. Csaba Kürti, one half of Gelka playing live DJ set with his unique method. Using an APC 40 he divide tons of music into samples and creates a whole new world.

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