VIDEO FOR "THE LIVING DEAD" (DIRECTED BY LOUIS MARTINS)
VIDE FOR "VENGENTS"
VIDEO FOR "ECHELON"
VIDEO FOR "DREAMLAB" (EDITED BY SIDEFX STUDIOS)
Tom Delay Beats presents Sharks in the Sky, a 12 track collection of contemporary hip-hop instrumentals that has landed March 5th on Brake Fast Records. A dexterous producer, Tom Delay, showcases his skill with a myriad of beats that touch a number of hip-hop subgenres. Sharks in the Sky contains pure hip-hop head-nodders like “Dream Lab” and “The Living Dead”, quirky but hard hitting 8-bit-sounding beats like “Echelon” and “So Filthy”, and smooth joints like “Just”. Then there are tracks like “The Lives” and “Panoptic” that give off a triumphant indie/electro rock vibe, as Delay seems to toy with the effervescent boundaries of the genre.
Within the controlled variance of the album itself, Sharks in the Sky maintains a unifying tenor. Robust kicks and snares effectively compliment the record’s dominating organ sounds. Delay’s partisan use of synthesizers for bass lines and ancillary melodies enhance his unique chops and catchy loops.
The album’s first single, “The Living Dead”, is a dark and relentless track that was launched with an original video directed and produced by Louis Martins and Poet102 Productions. This collaborative duo from London’s visionary style encapsulates a bleak and dark world; a world where surrealism, fine art and abstract interpretation meet. Poet102’s work creates a window to another realm, while Louis Martins, better known for his work as a photographer, provides a cinematic journey into the world before us.