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Slow It Down A Touch: Hylen’s Suiren EP


The title track to producer Hylen’s latest EP, via Omoide Label, is a solid enough bit of energetic dance music. “Suiren” features helium-injected vocal samples, splashes of both traditional Japanese instrumentation and Lil John samples, and a general no-hesitation rush forward. It is solid, but b-side wins the day, as the real highlight and the song that makes Hylen a producer to keep an eye on is “Kikusui.” Nothing trailblazing here (Zelda samples have to be out of flavor by now, right?), but it is a slightly slower, buzzfeed-synth-having number done extremely well, one practically fucking with the fabric of time with its start-stop structure. Get it here, or listen below.