‘Surviving Isolation’ EP
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Highly sought-after Norwegian producer Hasta — co-producer of Goldlink’s 2015 single ‘Dance On Me’ — returns with his first material of 2017 in the form of new three-track EP, ‘Surviving Isolation’.
Hailing from the same camp as Cashmere Cat and still only 20 years old, Hasta has made his name exploring heady, cloud-wave rap style beat-making over the last three years, all inspired by two unlikely influences — his love of jazz and Norwegian black metal.
His new EP follows 2016 single, ‘Urge’, and this time taps into a shadowy world of lost love and loneliness, captured most viscerally on the eerie, beat-less calm of atmospheric opener, ‘Need’. Second track ‘Your Love’ follows with whirring trap beats, chiptune vocals and cloaked, earworm melodies, before the delicate, future RnB of final track ‘Us’ signs off with real cinematic scope.
A beautiful record from a fast-maturing producer, ‘Surviving Isolation’ represents the best yet from Hasta — a name everyone should be keeping an eye on for the remainder of 2017.
2. Your Love