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Leighton Fairlie - Single Review: Galaxy

19 Dec 2018 // A review by Kerry Kingi
Leighton Fairlie has just released his stunning debut single Galaxy. This track starts off with some nice crisp Reggae style guitars and interesting vocal effects. With some brass and a banging Reggae drum beat, it reminds me of Salmonella Dub.

The song has a brilliant Summer road trip feel to it, the mixing and mastering are on point and very professional. Leighton is known to cover a range of genres across the spectrum such as DnB, Hip-Hop and Roots to name a few, and it would be a great to see Leighton throw down Galaxy amongst all these genres to make a full spectrum of entertainment at his live shows.

This track has a stand out element of vocal effects. The lyrics are uplifting and smooth. I can see this song being played at festivals, concerts, clubs and bars all over New Zealand. It's new songs like this one that keep the Reggae scene alive in NZ and set the benchmark for the world, and this particular track sets a very high benchmark indeed.


Rating: ( 5 / 5 )
 

About Leighton Fairlie

Leighton Fairlie is a Loop artist who started out in Mount Maunganui and is now based in Auckland. This brand new project sees him mixing a range of dub, roots, hip hop, drum and bass and acoustic elements into a captivating and unique sound.

In the last 12 months Leighton has opened for bands such as Knights of the Dub Table, ManaLion, Salmonella Dub, Summer Thieves, Katchafire, The Black Seeds and Strangely Arousing. These opportunities have fed his drive to create and perform.

Having recently returned from a 6 date international tour of South America, Leighton has been hard at work in the studio recording his EP which he plans to release this summer. Inspired by a message of political awareness and overcoming the negativity in the world through love, self-love and positivity.

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