Ryan Hemsworth – How It Felt (Original Mix)
Ryan Hemsworth has been quiet in 2016. The Canadian producer last released a new original, “Afterglow,” in August of 2015, followed by a collaborative EP with Seattle-based Lucas entitled Taking Flight. Now with a slot appearing on Flume’s North American tour, Hemsworth has dropped his first new release of the year, “How It Felt,” via his Secret Songs outfit.
Fans will be pleased with this newest release as it is vintage Hemsworth. An atmospheric intro combines mallet sweeps with interesting sample work — some are reversed, others tuned into melodic elements — into an epic, snare-rolling build up. A tight drop follows, with a relatively minimal subbass and kick drum pattern providing the foundation for skittering hi-hats and idiosyncratic sonic elements calling back to the intro. Even managing to fit in a mini piano ballad, Hemsworth maintains his signature attention to detail, subtly tweaking each successive drop and surprising listeners with the next section of his track.