Darius Essentials

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Darius Essentials

Carving out a fresh space in the nebulous realm of contemporary electronic music, Darius has a potent, signature minimalism that hones in on iridescent refrains, polished beats and layered French house. Tracks like "Road Trip" transmute '80s synth-pop into haunting, bending melodies, while "Hot Hands" emits waves of sultry percussion and breathy choruses. This striking introduction conjures emotion through psychedelic transitions and invigorating technical ability, as the frequent lack of vocals just accentuates thick, curvy bass lines, delicate filters and voluptuous synths.