Geode (aka George Harris) is a producer hailing from across the pond in London. While his name is new to me, after hearing his latest track “Transfix“, he is definitely someone I’ll be keeping an eye on personally. Looking a little more into his musical profile, I discovered a truly wonderful sound that encompasses traits from variety of genres, including some Jazz, Samba, and Disco.
This particular song is a very chill collection of groove-infested rolling bass-lines, warm melodic chords, and extremely clean well-crafted percussion. It definitely gives off very relaxed lounge-vibes while maintaining a drive from the bass-line that keeps my head bobbing throughout the track, similar to artists like Kode 9, DMZ, and Icicle. One thing I was particularly curious of was the vocal sample right before the drop. I wanted to know if it was a specific word he chose to fit the song, or if it was more based off a quality such as the timbre of the sound. What better way to find out than ask!
“I selected that sample mainly on its sonic quality and guttural
emotion rather anything else. Unfortunately I have no idea what it means because it’s taken from a CD of “Call to Prayers” I bought in Tunisia and it’s all sung in Arabic. I think the Imam is saying ’Kaheera’ or ‘Kadeera’.”
I do have to agree with George’s choice, for it fits the tone of the song wonderfully after being processed by this talented producer. Be sure to check out Geode’s Soundcloud (links below) to stay up-to-date on his works, I’m sure you won’t be disappointed!