Throwing Snow presents ‘Xema’, the final instalment in a trio of EPs that pair his ear for melody with club-ready drive. “Built for the summer, yet seen through a wintery prism,” they have formed the recent backbone of his ever-changing live set. Its predecessors ‘Lumen’ and ‘Glower’ have been picked up by DJs from Gilles Peterson to Four Tet to Sasha, and ‘Xema’ is set to be the biggest hit of the trilogy to date.
The title track’s lead line of cascading bells may be melodically complex, yet the urge to dance that its surging bassline inspires is simplistic and raw. Meanwhile, ‘Seren’ is classic Throwing Snow, with irresistible broken beats, and insistent rising synths.
Mastered by Matt Colton at Alchemy.