By: Harry Levin
One of the things music does so well is take listeners to new places. This can be true literally as you might end up driving to a new city to see an artist you love, or attend a festival for the first time, but it is more commonly true in a figurative sense. Hearing a song can transport your thought to a different time in your life. It can elevate your mind to a higher state of being, but sometimes with a proper sense of thematic composition, an artist can paint the picture of new worlds or, even new galaxies.
Nyte has accomplished this with his newest EP, Constellations. Hailing from Ontario, Canada, Nyte has taken his talent for dubstep, expanded to electro house, and crafted a journey through space with this series of five tracks.
The journey begins with "Satellites," an upbeat electro track complete with interstellar synths that build and build, painting a picture of traveling at warp speed with your best friends. However, Nyte changes course and slows things down with "Flicker." Reverting back to his roots as a dubstep producer, "Flicker" is a heavy beat with swirling melodies that inspire a feeling of wonder like you just left warp speed and are absorbing this unfamiliar area of space.
"Metropolis" takes the listener to a slightly darker place as we land on a new planet. The shift to a minor key and the deep bass inspires a sense of welcome discomfort, as we explore this new planet cautiously, but with an open mind. "Gemini" presents Daft Punk-esque robotic vocals that resonate over warm chords. Turns out there was no reason to be afraid of this new world after all. Unfortunately, we eventually must go home, and the title track, "Constellations," reflects that feeling perfectly. Starting out with a light piano intro, growing into a dubstep beat, and then back into house, as you start your journey home.
While Nyte is just now building his brand in the industry, Constellations puts him light years ahead of his contemporaries.