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ARTIST
IAN BLEVINS
TITLE
HANNIBAL B/W WELCOME AUNT POLY
LABEL
ESP Institute
CATALOGUE
ESP034
FORMAT
12"
RELEASE DATE
    2015/11/06
TERRITORY
WORLDWIDE
GENRE
ALL ARTISTS
DESCRIPTION

Ian Blevins is from England but he’s quite the dude. This is his first offering for the ESP Institute. On side A, meet the happy beast named Hannibal, a big room tune that ticks every box your heart may desire — bone dry drum production, atmospheric arpeggios, soaring strings and pads, a beautifully sweeping bass progression and an overall sense of euphoria; goosebumps guaranteed. On side B, Welcome Aunt Poly cools us down a little bit — stripping back the instrumentation, minimizing any superfluous effects, and layering a sparse bassline and droning synths over a laidback 808 — all to a relaxed tempo. Blevins’ debut proves that from the right point of view, familiar elements and motifs can take on a new life whilst reminding us just how the rave can feel. These two songs will increase your serotonin levels.

Published: October 15, 2015