NOCTURNAL SUNSHINE – ‘GRAVITY’ FT RY X
Back in 2019, Maya Jane Coles and her alter-ego, Nocturnal Sunshine, unleashed ‘Full Circle’, Nocturnal Sunshine’s sophomore LP. Taking the alias in a new direction and diving into hip-hop influences, Maya also invited a mix of collaborators on board from Peaches and Catnapp to Three Six Mafia’s Gangsta Boo and Young M.A.. Coming together with Australian singer-songwriter, Ry X on the brooding ‘Gravity’, the single now finds new forms with three club-centred remixes from the shapeshifting French-Canadian production talent, Jacques Greene, UK drum and bass heavy-weight, Calibre and Berlin-based Cocoon affiliate, Emanuel Satie. The package stands as yet another moment in the Nocturnal Sunshine journey, following her contribution to the prestigious BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix back in March, the first time for Maya under the Nocturnal Sunshine cloak.
Grabbing the attention of Maya with his ethereal vocals, Ry X partnered with Coles to create a bubbling and deeply emotive cut in ‘Gravity’. Centred around Nocturnal Sunshine’s synonymous downtempo breakbeats and Ry X’s haunting yet mildly soulful vocals.
The swirling and visceral tone set by the original is carried forward in the rework of Jacques Greene. An artist whose career has presented a myriad of ‘moments’, his latest also came in 2019 with the arrival of his own sophomore album ‘Dawn Chorus’ on LuckyMe. Taking up the tempo with a bumping kick, Greene allows the vocals of both Ry X and Nocturnal Sunshine to take centre stage among added rave grit and flecks of his well-known ethereal sound.
Jumping into warming drum and bass sensibilities, Calibre switches up the arrangement with heart-tugging strings and keys, all met with body shifting D’n’B wizadry. Meanwhile, Berlin’s Emanuel Satie provides yet another differing take from the hypnotic techno space. An animalistic feel takes hold with the unrelenting 4×4, jagged iterances and ominous droning bass.
Nocturnal Sunshine – ‘Gravity’ featuring Ry X
Nocturnal Sunshine – ‘Gravity’ featuring Ry X (Jacques Greene Remix)
Nocturnal Sunshine – ‘Gravity’ featuring Ry X (Calibre Remix)
Nocturnal Sunshine – ‘Gravity’ featuring Ry X (Emanuel Satie Remix)
Nocturnal Sunshine ‘Gravity’ ft. Ry X (The Remixes) is available now via I/AM/ME.