Premiere: Hi Tom shares abrasive new track Fine ahead of debut EP release
The left-field Norwegian producer will share his debut EP, u, via NLV Records tomorrow.
Header photo by Mats Bakken Photography.
If you're in tune with the more experimental side of electronica, chances are you've already come across Hi Tom. The Norwegian producer has been one of left-field club music's most diverse names for a while now, taking on - and absolutely nailing - everything from Jersey-influenced, high-BPM club music to the more saccharine sweet side of things via his 'super-group' Rytmeklubben, which was formed with fellow Norwegian boundary-pushers Henrik The Artist, DJ Karaoke and Torjus. Two years ago, he and Jersey producer UNIIQU3 were announced as the first international signings to our own club music crew NLV Records - the label that'll host his debut u EP when it arrives tomorrow. Spanning five tracks, the EP is set to showcase the many sides of Hi Tom's production versatility as he glides between different sounds and styles, with the final result being a slick, yet also at times abrasive look into what's bound to be a bright future of both the consistent Norwegian and also international club music as a whole. "u is an EP that explores the broad and dynamic effects that is created by love," says Hi Tom on the EP, which you can pre-order HERE ahead of its release tomorrow. "u is all about noisy ballads, dreamy vocals, psychedelic guitars and hard hitting drums."
Arriving ahead of the EP release tomorrow is a Fine, the EP's final tease that well and truly showcases the "hard-hitting drums" that u is all about, doing it in spectacular fashion as an airy melody and vocal samples warp and twist amongst the crunchy percussion. "Fine is a track made for the club that is based around a vocal loop which is made from different youtube videos," says Hi Tom on the single. "The audio from videos like a capella covers of well-known songs were warped to create a coherent melody. The song is based around a feeling of delirium or confusion, emphasised by noisy, hard-hitting drums." Listen to it below:
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