Hailing from Tottenham, North London, Blay Vision is both an MC and a producer who has been building an arsenal of beats and vocals for years, the vast majority of which have yet to see the light of day, until now. Like a ninja who silently perfects his craft, Blay Vision has steadily been establishing his very own vision in the shadows.
“The Vision” LP on Lit City Trax is Blay Vision’s debut instrumental album, a collection of fifteen previously unreleased instrumental productions. “The Vision” is an opus to Blay Vision’s last few years. With a sequel to “The Vision” already finished and a vocal album heavily underway, Blay Vision is a force for the UK scene to reckon with.
Blay Vision started MCing during secondary school, soon realising that the best way to secure instrumentals to vocal was to build them himself which led him to download FL Studio where his obsession with production began. An avid gamer, his music draws heavy cues from the 8-bit chiptunes of vintage gaming consoles like Sega Genesis and Super Nintendo, this is the biggest influence on his sound. His love for gaming music lead him to an interest in most things Japanese where the roots of gaming and most gaming music programmers reside. This record is Sonic the Hedgehog soundtracked by Zaytoven’s most suitable English counterpart.
A master of simplicity and an expert in space and balance, Blay Vision’s productions draw heavily from the classic grime sound palette; staccato strings, orchestral stabs, square wave leads and skippy hi-hats which he punctuates with hyper-tuned 808s that give his tracks a tough bounce that would make any listener screw their face up with excitement and amaze. Blay Vision is nothing like the rest.
Putting it simply “The Vision” is the first organised insight into Blay Vision’s cinematic compositions. Once and for all, it can be understood that Blay Vision is an artist ready to take things to a new level. Not limited to one tempo, tracks like “Gone Mad” would send any trap wild while “Never Cared” could easily be a ballad on a Drake album. An artist whose music has transcended any simple genre classifications, Blay Vision’s original styles continually take his sound to new territories.
released November 4, 2016
All tracks composed by Blay Vision
Mixed by Blay Vision
Mastered by J-Cush
Artwork by Bimmy
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