Premiere: Skymax 'High On Time'
International Major Label have had a pretty busy 2019 so far. Their upcoming five track ’High On Time’ EP from Skymax is outstanding, and we’re absolutely thrilled to premiere the title track here.
Skymax are a cosmic combo made up of Stiletti-Ana (from Finnish groups Jesse & Tähtiportti), Feater (Running Back) and Sam Irl (Jazz & Milk / Freerange). Their excellent debut EP ‘Hooker Boogie’ came out back in 2015 - also on IML - and featured a potent dub version from DJ Sotofett. Their latest release is ‘heavily influenced by modern theories of the free spirit and extraterrestrial life', and is also well worth the impatient four-year wait. All five tracks are supremely well crafted and eminently playable - from the warm and hooky ‘Discontinuity’, via the dubbed out and faintly psychedelic ‘Space Matters’, and all the way through to the downtempo sunset flavours of ‘Healing Gravity’, which features blissful vocals from Vilja Larjosto.
After much deliberation, we opted to play you ‘High On Time’, which is - for us - the stand-out track of an outstanding EP. Harmonic stabs drive the track over a percussive groove, while euphoric chords and tripped-out counterpoints hypnotise and intoxicate. Basically, it’s a belter - it’s eccentricity makes it hard to pigeonhole - and that’s why we love it so much.
The release date is set for June 28th. You can buy the record - and check the other cuts - here and in self-respecting stores worldwide.