Bensley - “One Last Chance” Feat. Skyelle / RAM RECORDS
Larger than life, if that is possible, is exuded in Bensley’s latest hit, “One Last Chance” Feat. Skyelle. The atmosphere engulfs you into a world of euphoria and invites you to take one last chance.
A major success for Bensley as this is the first vocal track he has done! Skyelle’s voice floats right over the bass and into your ear as piano, analog synthy goodness, and a saxophone invites you on a trip down liquid lane. Having vibes that strongly relate to house the style, production, and singing are masterfully accomplished. Every element sings crisp and clear.
Drums sit farther back in this mix, being used to reinforce the synth and voice. A sign of artist prioritization. Despite their roll it is surprising how clear and crisp the kick sings through the layers of music. The voice and its role is phenomenal, it is warm and smooth, which can be a hard thing accomplish without sacrificing the high end.
You know you have a good song when there is tasteful improvisation (this can separate the songs from the art), and that is here! The saxophone in the background contributes dynamically to the whole feel of the track taking it from programmed music to human easily. If you need a place to escape then you have found your track!
Spanning a twenty-year history, Ram Records has seldom seen a story like Bensley’s. After a mysterious demo fell into the hands of its A&R team, the nineteen-year-old producer began his speedy rise to fame. Whether it was via premieres on Radio1 or Apple’s Beats radio station, showcased by the likes of Mistajam and Zane Lowe, the boy wonder became a buzzword for the genre’s newer generation. From first listen, it’s easy to see how Bensley was lifted from the internet’s deep pools. Fighting his way through a tide of baying competition, his music stood out and became an anomaly. And since his meteoric climb, the producer has gone from strength to strength. With tightly woven instrumentals that divulge a completely different paradigm to what we’re usual exposed to musically, he’s celebrated for a sound which is difficult to imitate. For his next output, Bensley flexes an even wider range of skill. He takes on the vocal talent of Skyelle, who utilizes her ranges to add an emotional flare between each layer of noise, delivering another notch to his bedpost whilst offer something completely different. Juxtaposing his debut album on Ram, its impressively diversive yet still channels the sonic personality he’s overseen from the beginning. Here’s a single yet to open more doors for the artist… One only just beginning to blossom, despite his already significant prominence.