New Ifan Dafydd – “Llonydd”
Functioning as the b-side of one of our favorite cuts of the yung year, “Llonydd” is another Ifan Dafydd track that just reeks of sensual energy. Assisted by vocalist Alys Williams, “Llonydd” highlights some astonishing duality in Dafydd’s production, namely the mixture of soft, breathy vocals and sharp edged, rapid fire drum work. The Welsh producer’s work has always been impeccably smooth, and “Llonydd” is definitely buttery at times, but it also teeters on the edge of a Jungle like fanaticism. If Dafydd can continue to match his beautiful synth work with jungle/grime oriented percussion, he might just elevate himself unto a higher plane.