Ben Khan totally blew me off my feet with his debut EP 1992 last year. I couldn’t possibly count the number of times I’ve listened to those four tracks, and I’m yet to tire of them. So the news of new music from this British 22-year-old has left me practically ecstatic.
A little muddier and more subdued than his first tracks, 1000 splashes straight in, with a fast-paced synth, swift beat and bluesy bass. The melody is deep and really playful, dancing and twirling around the instrumentation.
It’s interesting to hear the kinds of sounds he’s started playing with – in many ways, it shows a pretty significant shift from his first EP. I think we’ve got a lot to look forward to when Khan drops his next four-track EP.
The new EP is also titled 1000, and is set for release on May 11 via his own imprint Blessed Vice.