There are only a handful of beatmakers in the chillhop space I avidly follow, and the talented Billy Hammer is certainly one of those names.

To be honest, his latest track "iris" stands as one of his most memorable releases. It's an emotional tearjerker that springs to life as soon as the strings stride into the foreground. This moment is also complimented by the gentle guitars and dense pads, thus accentuating the track's airy feel.

"iris" is my favorite song I've ever created. Inspired by a camping trip, new friends, and MDMA, this song reflects our peak as the sun set over the mountains. Listening to it makes me feel happy to be alive, and I hope it does the same for you."

posted by Lu
January 2023