PLS&TY, “Run Wild” (original and Luca Lush remix) and “Feeling Forever”
For about the last two years, I’ve been frequently touting the praises of L.A-based, Florida-bred producer/remixer PLS&TY. With originals like “Down For Me” and “Good Vibes”, the artist also known as Tommy Leas is coming into his own, and he’s garnering so much attention that major labels are seeking him out. He’s also just landed on an upcoming south-west US tour opening for Elephante.
His most recent ‘double A-sided’ release of “Run Wild” and “Feeling Forever” (both above) actually came out in June but I somehow missed it until remixes of “Run Wild” recently came to my attention. These songs are PLS&TY like you’ve never heard him before. “Run Wild” samples an acapella Finnish folk track called “Käppee” and creatively uses it as both hook and chorus of the song. The song is indeed a pretty wild future bass concoction that will both take you aback and bowl you over. Luca Lush will also make your ears perk up with a fun drum ‘n bass turn (below) that punctuates the chorus. “Feeling Forever” is more chill but still futuristic, and explores an Indian-influenced sound with unique vocal-sampled hook. The song has lots of bright moments with percussive highs and flute-y sounding synths.
Both “Run Wild” and “Feeling Forever” show off the many talents of PLS&TY and he is definitely someone for whom you should keep your ears on in the next year or so to hear where he goes next.