The production quality in Tim Schaufert's music has always been fantastic. Coupled with a blistering release rate, this has resulted in him building a large following within the future garage scene, becoming a figurehead of the genre over the past couple of years. His latest release, "Over This", is a collaboration with enigmatic singer YOSIE that strays towards the boundaries of his established future garage style.
The tone of the track is immediately made clear. Melancholic and instrospective, the darkness of the rhodes that plays out the introduction is matched effortlessly by YOSIE's silky topline. Providing nothing more than it needs to, the instrumental is a tapestry of rich, soft pads that sink below the vocal and allow it to shine through with strength and clarity.
"I remember every word you said to me,YOSIE - "Over This"
I can hear them on repeat.
I regret the things I never dared to say,
So I text them, did you read them baby?"
A 4x4 beat pounds out the rhythm in the chorus section, powerful and driving yet subtle and deliberate. This steady repetition coupled with the thick synth bassline gives emphasis and power to the topline while not taking the focus away from the words themselves.
Such an ability to unite vocals with the instrumental without them feeling like an afterthought is testament to both Tim Schaufert's production quality and YOSIE's impeccable songwriting. Experience both at once by listening to "Over This" here: