ripe with bittersweet melancholy: Mumbai-born Berlin-based DJ TG01 releases debut single

Abbas Khambati aka, TG01 is a Berlin based music producer and DJ from Mumbai, India. On April 2, 2021 he released his debut single ‘Howdoilookintoyoureyes?’ (HDILIYE) with Berlin independent electronic music label Four Clouds Records. The track starts out with a staggering warm waves of stereo delayed white noise sonically akin to soft sheets of […]

Written By Brandon Miller

Abbas Khambati aka, TG01 is a Berlin based music producer and DJ from Mumbai, India. On April 2, 2021 he released his debut single ‘Howdoilookintoyoureyes?’ (HDILIYE) with Berlin independent electronic music label Four Clouds Records.

The track starts out with a staggering warm waves of stereo delayed white noise sonically akin to soft sheets of spring rain spattering against train windows, immediately disarming the listener and pulling your frequency into a relaxed state of mind.

The composition is ripe with bittersweet melancholy

Just as you are seated, a rich balmy analogue bass accompanied by a sharp electro-snare beat drop in and the ride begins. Here the atmosphere and mix already flow together to form an open channel for some pleasant moment of disassociation, as if you are indeed just watching yourself and the world go by from this train window within the safe space of your headphones bubble, all enveloped in this fresh pleasant psychotropic breeze.

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Staggering warm waves of stereo delayed white noise sonically akin to soft sheets of spring rain

Cushioned by piano chords and juxtaposed by voltaic rain-stick electro-percussive elements, the song begins to get groovy. The train is moving right along and there you are with your subtle sway of internal dance looking in between the overlay of your reflection and the outside world. Voices just out of reach pass you by like colours in the scenery.

‘Howdoilookintoyoureyes’ is a such a seductively mellow track you could easily listen to it on repeat with out being completely aware where it begins and ends.

The overall production is a brilliantly constructed catacomb of light and shadow, clouds and sun

The composition is ripe with bittersweet melancholy and the overall production is a brilliantly constructed catacomb of light and shadow, clouds and sun, it seems almost to entrain your attention and keep you in space of ease and content.

HDILIYE is a wonderful glimpse into the potential of this refreshing new artist TG01, his sound being in the same vein as Aphex Twin, Vegyn, and Brian Eno but definitely standing out on its own with a unique style of chill.

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