Premiere :: Kilter ‘Hold Me’ (feat. Youth)
October 17th 2013
A mere eighteen months ago, Kilter was making simple but satisfying hip hop beats like this flip of ‘Didn’t I’ by Darondo. Since then he’s messed with trap and juke, before finally hitting the nail directly on the head with his remix of Ben Pearce’s ‘What I Might Do’. That one went absolutely bananas on the interwebs and became an instant FBi fave thanks to some bouncy tropical vibes.
‘Hold Me’ keeps those tropical vibes going. Its plonky synth pattern sounds a bit like tiny coconuts dropping into the ocean… CUTE. The track shows just how far Kilter has come since cutting his teeth as a soul-sampling beatmaker, and we couldn’t be more pleased to offer you the very first listen!
‘Hold Me’ might sound familiar if you caught Kilter at FBi Social a couple of weeks ago. Everyone wanted to sing along to that top line from London-based duo Youth, but nobody knew the words yet. The floorboards squeaked in appreciation though.
From the man himself:
“Hold Me originally had a vocal sample taken from an Allure track, but I sent the instrumental to a couple of friends to topline. YOUTH sent theirs back literally overnight and when I played it I was like, damn this is perfect.”
Keep Kilter on your radar, because the guy’s just warming up: watch out Kilter remixes of MØ, RüFüS, Snakadaktal and Emma Louise in the near future, and more tour dates to come.
— UPDATE: Cosmo’s Midnight have remixed the track, and it’s delicious:
Hold Me is released digitally on November 8.
UPDATE: The video for ‘Hold Me’ has just dropped – check it out: