Today’s Track of the Day comes from William Doyle aka East India Youth and the fourth single from his debut album TOTAL STRIFE FOREVER. ‘Hinterland’ will be released on September 15th and has the potential to set your world alight whether you’re in a club, pub or simply the solace of your own bedroom.
The track is a swirling piece of electronica that – over eight thrilling minutes – seamlessly switches from cascading ambience to pulsating beats. This is the first single Doyle has chosen to release where he has ditched the vocal, laying bare the incredible subtlety of his production talents and proving that you don’t need gimicky samples to create encapsulating dance music.
East India Youth can comfortably genre hop – and meticulously judge when a soaring chorus is necessary and when it isn’t – in a way that few others have been able to master in recent times.
It’s a skill that only Radiohead’s Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood have truly nailed – first with their pioneering record Kid A, and more recently with The King of Limbs and Yorke’s side project Atoms for Peace.
Back to Doyle though and ‘Hinterland’ is a demonstration of the true depths of his work, bringing with it a new platform of intrigue that will surely be maintained until it is time for record number two to be released – a milestone that Far Out is already struggling to hold on to its patience for.