Having been cited as ‘Ones To Watch For 2016’ by UKF at the start of last year, UK drum & bass duo GLXY are creating a real buzz with their soul-drenched style of production.
With both Tom and Jonathan having a rather varied knowledge and taste in music – which is clearly demonstrated in their tracks, the duo initially began working together during their time at the University of Leicester.
Their first proper offering under the alias was their Trinity single (SV012). From then, 2015 continued to bring them a string of releases with a host of labels, such as Soul Trader & Limitless. Meanwhile, their spine-tingling ‘Maze’ got released as part of MTA’s Winter Compilation in January 2016. Their effortlessly fluid sounds eventually influenced a collaboration with distinctive vocalist Belle Humble, and as a result the stunning ‘Lonely’ was born, rounding out their 4-track Exposed EP (SV018). The pair continued to go from strength to strength, bagging both an EP on the well-respected Spearhead Records, as well as an official remix for similar soul-touching contemporaries, Submotion Orchestra.
Through this diligent production ethic, and ever-emerging signature sound, the duo have gained support from the likes of London Elektricity, LSB, Murdock and Hugh Hardie. Alongside their work in the studio, GLXY have also been notching up DJ sets across the UK with their creative and style-switching approach to mixing, most notably at a number of Hospitality & Med School events amongst some of the most respected names in D&B.
Undoubtedly set to become an even more familiar name as the 2017 progresses, the smooth and richly melodic tones of GLXY are impossible to ignore.