Gods (with UV boi فوق بنفسجي)
The wide acclaim and Juno win for Electronic Album of the Year that Ryan Hemsworth received from last year’s Guilt Trips was extremely well deserved. In a genre typically associated with excess, the Halifax-raised producer revealed a leaning towards subtlety and a strong ability to incorporate eclectic elements into his EDM vision and make it all work. He’s now offering some one-off collabs with up-and-coming producers, and his latest, “Gods”, featuring Aussie DJ UV Boi, is the best of the bunch to date. The pair adeptly tackle trap beats and spin sampled iPhone text message alerts into a surprisingly cinematic effort. Lucky for us, it’s available as a free download. Also be sure to check out last months’ airy single, "Every Square Inch" with Japanese producer Qrion.
Ryan Hemsworth will play Osheaga in Montreal August 1 and Squamish Valley Music Festival in BC on August 9. Details here.