‘Summer Makes Us So High’
Australian born and now residing in Los Angeles, Martyn Zub is the electronic music producer behind The Sorted.
Described as “laid-back poolside party music,” The Sorted produces a blend of electronic upbeat breaks fused with indie dance.
A chilled track to start the day or end a night, “Summer” starts out light with strings with a live drum vibe. It progressively builds up to a heavier sound but always in keeping with the positive energy.
“I was recognising these beach locations I had been hanging out at in California. Beaches from these old school Hollywood surf films, places like Venice Beach, Santa Monica and Malibu. The dialogue in these films is kind of cheesy, so I played around with cutting them together to create various sound montages. This intro sets up the song and summer to me; hot, new friends, not yet noon… time to have a cold drink,” says Martyn on creating the track.
“I used a vocal sample that I found off a Youtube video as the lead vocals, with that, inheriting a lo-fi quality I had to adopt. The vocal sample cut up and looped so well so had to use it.”
Brought up on the punk scene in Adelaide Australia, playing guitar in a number of bands and mixing front of house sound, Martyn eventually gravitated towards the studio. It was his diverse music background and love of technology which lead him to electronic music. “I’ve been making loops and breaks for years, and thought it was time to step it up,” says Martyn.
Not only working with just music, Martyn has a respected background in feature film sound, recently working on Tom Ford’s Nocturnal Animals. With credits on films such as Nightcrawler, John Wick, Insidious and parents’ favourite Disney’s Frozen, Martyn leverages both his film and music backgrounds when making music.
The Summer High EP is his first release. Diverse in style, highlighting influences from acts such as the Beastie Boys, The Presets, DJ Shadow and Handsome Boy Modeling School.
For Fans Of: The Presets | Handsome Boy Modelling School | The Avalanches | DJ Shadow
“Summer Makes Us So High” by THE SORTED will be released 21st of December 2016.
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