South London-based producer, DJ, illustrator, and graphic designer Greg Haynes AKA Fybe:One returns with a lush double A-side single via our friends - the legendary Tru Thoughts Records. The jazz-meets-triphop release features two tracks taken from his sophomore album This Is Ours scheduled for release on June 23rd.

The album is a result of experimental production and the celebration of diverse vocal performances, stemming initially from collaborations with the singer and songwriter Liam Bailey. "Greg is great at creating feelings through the textures and patterns he uses and that gave me confidence to relax and trust where the music was taking me", shares Liam who has previously collaborated with artists like Chase & Status and Shy FX.

The track takes you to some spacious mind places and it reminds me of DJ Shadow's early trippy work. The pulsating kick is perfectly juxtaposed with Liam's jazzy / late-night soul vocal that's nothing short of soothing. "Don't Let Go" is an absolute dream and a damn good reason to be excited for This Is Ours.

The other beauty that Fybe:One shares with us is "You Go Down Smooth" which features Georgia Blackwell's sultry vocals. The track is on the other spectrum of playful compared to "Don't Let Go", which makes the whole release very vivid.

Stream all songs below.

posted by Ivo
April 2023