There’s nothing like melancholy electronica to revel in during the Scandinavian winters. Cue Sohn, whose cold rhythmic snapshots on the electronic music scene are breathing some new air into post-dubstep. Living in Vienna, this English music producer’s tracks are minimalist, but not bleak and boring. There are always surprises and drops to be released, and the focus is on build. Sohn draws on the contrasting atmospheres of his two European bases, the aggressive sound of London, and the calm of Vienna, to create a sound that is both urban and energetic.
Top track “Bloodflows” is a dissonant blend of drum loops and synthy chords. They back a powerful croon by Sohn himself, that It bursts forward at the drop and regenerates itself as a curling, hiccuping electronic instrument. Listen below: