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The life of a producer/DJ is one that is often fantasised and sought after in modern music. Whether you are Hit-Boy being brought out on stage by Kanye West and Jay Z, or Diplo having a hundred twerking ladies as his security team - it seems being slumped over the computer screen for hours on end on Fruity Loops has finally paid off. No longer taking the back seat, a producers' credits are now often the first name people scrabble for when a track list drops. However Ryan Hemsworth seems to be living a very different tale. In the video for his track 'One For Me', we are shown the other side to the life as a DJ on tour. Rather than being stationed in the club, most of your time is actually spent in a hotel alone ordering room service and stuck on your MacBook. And so, Hemsworth's latest release is the fittingly named Alone for the First Time.

Turning on the radio for just ten minutes and you probably wont be able to distinguish one song from another. Hemsworth felt he needed to confront this. In a press release he stated the record was a reaction to the current state of modern music and to "get out of these clubs and find something different," adding the record served as "a hiatus from necessary evils." Rather than keeping you in the club till 4am endlessly chasing the grind of the turn up, Hemsworth makes you wish you were wrapped up in bed watching re-runs of your favourite show on Netflix. And he does exactly that with the opening track 'Hurt Me'. With soft synths, keys that sound they are out of Super Mario 64, and the faint backing vocals, you instantly forget the need to update your Twitter news feed. And Hemsworth continues to keep you absorbed. On 'Blemish' he uses what sounds like an almost alien like guitar and uses drums to a level that most producers wouldn't even attempt.

The highlight of the record arrives in the form of 'Snow in Newark'. It's a distinct feeling when a song can make you feel warm yet cold at the same time. Hemsworth compiles a song filled with floaty baselines, gentle keys and the beautiful wounded vocals from Dawn Golden, that manages to feel spectacular on the most personal level. He continues to use the asset of vocals to emerge us. On 'Too Long' he drifts in with ghostly murmurings and begins to build with hi-hats, yet keeps the track grounded with the help of Alex G. However on 'Surrounded' the vocals cause somewhat of a distraction. Having gone for the alluring minimalist approach, the assistance of Kotomi & Doss feels overbearing. With such a distinct sound, the record could have started to drag, yet Hemsworth keeps it riveting. The record is filled with oddly enjoyable sounds woven throughout. Whether it's the electronic drill on 'Hurt Me', the baby crying on 'Blemish' or the alarm clock on 'By Myself', sounds like these are filled in the distance throughout, making every listen more engaging than the last.

By starting from scratch and going in with aim to create something that is a direct reaction to the onslaught of modern music, Hemsworth has created a piece of music that lives in an environment of its own making. Instead of heading out the to the same club as last weekend, detach yourself and listen to an utterly tranquil experience. It's ok to be alone.

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