John Summit was named one of Dancing Astronaut’s Artists to Watch in 2021 largely due to the massive success of “Deep End,” which was widely supported by DJs and listeners alike. Now, just two weeks into the new year, the rising Chicago house talent might just have another smash hit on his hands.
Summit’s latest, “Beauty Sleep,” was written 10 months ago at the beginning of quarantine. Since then, Summit has gotten plenty of use out of the tech house groover in his livestreamed sets, most recently during his Day Trip Insomniac performance. The strength of “Beauty Sleep” lies in the tonal contrast it houses; the build features dazzling synth work and delicate vocals while the drop, underpinned by a knocking bass line, repaints the sampled vocalist a shade darker. For those still on the fence about the young producer, “Beauty Sleep” should unequivocally prove John Summit’s boundless potential.
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