New Eyelight – “20604”

 

It has been incredible to watch Amon Tobin, an accomplished, but fringe member of the electronic music community, gain the critical and popular acclaim that he has over the past two years. Tobin’s ISAM production has taken the world by storm and put other A/V shows to shame. It has also opened a door to hundreds of producers making hip hop music within an ambient framework. Similar to Clams Casino (not in style, but in career trajectory), Tobin has really fathered his own sound that has seen rapid proliferation across the U.S. and abroad. Eyelight, the production duo of The Philosofist and Politishen, are one of many outfits clearly influenced by Tobin and taking his sound in exciting new directions. While much of ambient-esque hip hop can be derided as meandering and pointless, Eyelight have a definite intention to their tunes. Stream and download “20604”, an ode to the 206 (Seattle) and 604 (Vancouver), below.

 

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