Xan Griffin – Gemini (ft. WILD) [Free Download]
Like most SoundCloud-developed acts, Xan Griffin began his conquest as a producer flipping popular dance tracks in an attempt to showcase his artistic sound through a familiar vice. With remixes of The Chainsmokers, Marshmello, and Ookay as well as a number of originals accumulation hundreds of thousands of plays, the California beatsmith’s sonic aesthetic pulls upon the ethereal synth colors of artists like Porter Robinson with a harder foundation similar to Seven Lions.
His first single in almost half a year, “Gemini,” is truly an impactful return. Quickly heightening the opening, gliding melodies with thunderous percussion, Xan Griffin shines in his ability to create a sonic atmosphere that is grandiose yet uplifting in its emotional weight that many producers struggle to capture.