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On the Right Track | Sleep by Prematron

Kartik posted on 23 January

By Kartik Mahajan

So here is something I chanced upon while browsing through SoundCloud a couple of weeks ago. Prematron, who I learnt {thanks to SoundCloud} is a producer based in Bangalore and based on his page, I can say fairly certainly that I am going to keep checking on him to see if he's put any new material out there. His name is Premik Jolly and unfortunately, it doesn't seem like he has put out any new material since September. Back in September, he won a contest that put a track of his on the PUMA #putmeonvinyl album. The track is called Slipstream {feat. Maria Tom} and is actually pretty funky! Premik has been playing the guitar for over a decade now with a band called Threinody, since 1998 actually. Premik is also part of the Ma Faiza project and that's big brownie points in my book. He also owns and runs a studio called Area 51, where he records both metal and electronica.

The track that caught my attention is called 'Sleep' and it features the voice of Priyanka Blah. She too is Banglaore based, and man does she have a sultry and incredibly sexy voice. It's basically very laid back electronica… the kind that you'd listen to driving down the highway, with or without company by your side. The occasional and very contrasting, albeit controlled, guitar sounds add  incredible dimension to the track, without it losing its almost minimalist and chilled out vibe. Priyanka is undoubtedly a performer we would like to see in Delhi more often and hopefully, when the live gigs for the year pick up once again, that will become a reality. Unfortunately, the credits to the track were not available to me, but I'm going to leave you with the first 3 lines of the song…

"There is always time to kill, when you're with me
There is always reason why, you won't miss me
There is always time for you
It's what I long for you to say"

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