Released: 30th April 2012
Label: Exceptional Blue Records
Toby Davies is a pretty busy man when you look over the sort of stuff he’s done over the years. He is an original member of Gentleman’s Dub Club, in which he writes, produces and plays bass for, and also taken his producing skills to collaborate alongside Dionne Bromfield, Binky Griptite (The Dap Kings), Tim Hutton (The Prodigy/Groove Armada) and loads more.
So it’s a little strange to say that Breathtaking is the new single for the upcoming DEBUT album (The Long Game) from Toby Davies’ new project, Planas. Featuring Ed Thomas on dual vocal duties, the track has an impressive trait of sounding fluidly atmospheric but hugely impactful with its pulsating bass beat.
The relaxed nature of the synths creates a beautiful sound, with the dancefloor-esque beats added with enough reverb to not disturb this peaceful element too much. The bass is noticeable without adding too much jaggedness to the track, allowing it to be a chilled dance hit.
Breathtaking is pretty much that, breathtaking. I cannot wait to hear The Long Game, which is out later this year, and with the many years and experience behind it, Planas could become quite a big name in the near future.