Travel lovers, be still because “85km/h” by Benjamin Noti (aka NOTI), immediately triggered my travel bug itch. Thankfully, it’s also time on Friday night when I pack my hiking backpack, so I played it on repeat multiple times. This downtempo, chillhop, glitch track is the Basel-based producer and musician's debut single of a 5-song EP.
Noti’s diverse influences, unified by his distinct, original style, shine through on lead single “85km/h”; an ode to poised motion, the track pulsates, subtly speeds up and slows down but remains ultimately unstoppable - much like the artist himself.
“85km/h” is indeed worthy of a road trip soundtrack - playful guitar, rhythmic beat, and an overall sense of incessant vastness. And this is the moment when I put everything down, closed my eyes and gave into the fantasy of my dream road trip somewhere far away where mountains meet oceans and jungles turn into deserts.