It had been a while since I dived into some releases from Brooklyn-based record label, Astro Nautico. The other day I decided to change that, and was pleasantly surprised to find a brand new single by a guy called Xan Young, titled ‘’Passion,’ along with its b-side, ‘Worthy’.
‘Passion’ is an incredibly strong bass-driven track, filled with experimental pop and club sensibilities, reminiscent of Miike Snow. ‘Worthy’, while still harboring limitless groove, showcases more of an instrumental skillset that he acquired during the years of working on collaborative projects. Uplifting synths and rhythmic percussion abound, while pitched vocals elevate the track to jubilant heights. All this said, it is safe to say that Xan Young has crafted some great summer anthems, and is certainly someone worth keeping an eye on.