Having a happy place you can mentally visit during times of uncertainty can be a really effective gateway for calmness. For up-and-coming Vancouver-based producer kyoshi, this becomes reality in the form of lo-fi hip-hop.

“The EP was emotionally guided by memories of my favorite childhood vacation spots at Salt Spring Island, which I used to go to with my family. Reminiscing about those times reminds me about the innocence and carefreeness of childhood, and also makes me feel sad about how distant that life feels right now. A lot of people are feeling disconnected right now, so dreaming about such a happy time feels very soothing…”

The conceptually built 4-piece haven EP takes a look at past joyful experiences and the setting behind them. The focus track “cabin” depicts the coziness of those warm summer nights. Through soft pulsing synths mixed with gentle lo-fi drums, the track is certain to leave you feeling melancholic, yet hopeful.

This is kyoshi's first release under this moniker and we're really happy to have this EP released via Stereofox Records! You can stream haven EP everywhere now or listen to all of the tracks down below:

Stereofox.com · kyoshi - haven EP
posted by Chris
June 2021