I can’t think of anything cornier than describing Catching Flies as a buzzing new producer. Get it? Flies…buzz. Anyway, this dude’s getting some well deserved recognition lately, particularly by the folks at Red Bull Music Academy. And we’re really, really thinking he will only get more love once the world hears his new EP, The Stars.
It’s a brief offering at a mere four tracks, but that only means you’ll leave it on repeat. You’ll find some choice samples on here of some more popular acts—Corinne Bailey Rae and Coldplay, for example—but Catching Flies uses them as mere layers instead of focal points. What really drives his music is the beat, a steady, forlorn pulse that thumps along with warmth.
Download: Catching Flies - The Stars [Bandcamp]