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Gila Turns Owl Hoots Into an Ode to the Night

“Hoot Hoot” comes off of the producer’s forthcoming ‘Pick Six’ EP

by Rachel Kraus
May 25 2017, 8:18pm

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Denver, CO-based producer Gila has been turning heads across the pond in the U.K., but he's a producer audiences in the good ol' US of A should be aware of, too. Gila makes rap-inspired club music—including one track called "shawty wanna fuck" tagged as #healingmusic on Soundcloud—that the folks of BBC Radio 1 have taken an interest in. After catching the eye of Benji B, Gila will release his second EP Pick Six on Benji B's Deviation label.

Pick Six EP is a unique melange of club, trap, and spacey sounds. From the EP Gila has previously released the thizz-face-inducing Psycho Dabber; today, he shares the mellower selection "Hoot Hoot," which turns the cries of a literal owl into a sleepy dub roller. A warbling melody chases mellow UKG beats, which coalesce in celebration of the pre-dawn hours.

"I was clearing up space on my hard drive when I came across 34 gigabytes of high fidelity deciduous forest field recordings," said Gila in an email to THUMP. "After several weeks of listening to all of them I finally located the perfect owl hoot and created a simple melody using it. This one is for all my owls out there, but definitely not 'for the birds'."

All feathered and unfeathered friends can have a listen to "Hoot Hoot" and look out for Pick Six out on Deviation on June 2, 2017, which you can pre-order on iTunes now.

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