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5 songs I Love w/ Skylimit

Following the release of Skylimit's new single The Other Side, we caught up with the artist to gain some insight into the influences that make up their sound. If you like Skylimit's choices, be sure to check out the new track at the bottom of the page.

1. Porter Robinson & Madeon - Shelter

Both of these artists have inspired me in so many ways over the years, and I’m sure you can hear it in a lot of my music. This song changed the way I think about Electronic Music and was definitely a turning point for me in the direction of where I was heading. They made Electronic Music so much more meaningful with powerful lyrics and a beautiful instrumental. I strive to one day be on the same lineup as them for a festival or a show. The cover art of this song is what I had painted on the top of my cap when I graduated high school.

2. Owl City - The Real World

There’s literally no way I can pick one Owl City song to be my favorite, so I’m just going to pick one that I’ve been listening to on repeat recently. This is an artist that I’ve been following for many years now and have never gotten tired of. Adam’s production always amazes me, from dreamy synth sounds to perfectly written orchestra sections, my ears are never tired. Owl City’s lyrics are just amazing as well and is something I’ve been taking notes from. Adam is an artist that I’ve drawn so much inspiration from and I hope one day I get to work with him, or open for him when he goes on tour.

3. Deadmau5 - Ghosts ‘n’ Stuff

This is the song that started it all for me. It was the first Electronic song that caught my attention and curiosity. I remember being a 6th grader searching around on YouTube and stumbling across it randomly. It opened my eyes to a whole new world of Electronic music and I immediately started looking into music production. Deadmau5 has been a huge inspiration to me since.

4. Passion Pit - Sleepyhead

This is probably the most nostalgic song for me. I was in 5th grade when my older sister took me on a drive around Seattle, Washington at night. I remember her playing this song and I was hooked by the intro alone. Everything about this song is great, the vocals, the synth choices, the melodies, and the bell/chime sounds. I asked her to replay the song multiple times until I got home and was able to do it myself. Nowadays, everytime I hear this song it takes me back to when I was in 5th grade and almost brings a tear to my eye, thinking how simple life was back then.

5. Crown The Empire - Machines

My older brother listens to a lot of Metal music, and one day in 2014 he showed me this song. I was never really into Metal but there was something about this song and the band that really caught my attention. Besides the lead singer, Andy with amazing vocals, I think it was how theatrical/cinematic their music is. When I closed my eyes and played this song I could see a whole movie being played out in the universe they built.


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