FLIGHT is a collection of music from American beat maker Artifakts featuring a continuous mix of widespread emotion tied together with a warm, genuine aesthetic. From the opening synth arpeggio, FLIGHT will have the listener engaged in a sonic journey that blends golden era hip-hop drums, space-traversed synthesis and trance inducing sample selections.
THE SOUNDS OF FLIGHT feature various samples of the soul genre, while a larger portion revolve around a particular series of music created and licensed in the mid 70’s to late 80’s. With collections such as April Orchestra, KPM Music and Bruton Music Library, many of the selected samples (better known as "Library Music") were originally recorded to evoke a particular mood for accompanying other media (movies, television, etc). While much of the Library Music genre remain uncirculated, abandoned in an era with a consumer of a smaller caliber, Artifakts breathes new life into each with every passing beat. Focusing on minimal methodology, FLIGHT utilizes a prime selection of samples and classic MPC style drum programing, all woven with vintage sounding synthesis.
As it was birthed, FLIGHT is best enjoyed with a glass of whiskey or smoke of choice in a low lit atmosphere.
Original release date: December 1st 2017
Programmed & Mixed by Artifakts
Cover photo by Derek Rickert
Independent Release, Courtesy of Philos Records
10" [45rpm] Transparent Vinyl