If your ears are in dire need of something smooth then the sounds of Minneapolis’ producer Ackryte are sure to be a perfect remedy. His latest EP, Heyday, was released a few days ago and though I just came across his music this morning, Ackryte has already made an unforgettable impression.
Heyday seamlessly blends together downtempo hip hop beats with sharp, laid back jazz and layers of soul. The six tracks found on this EP are invigorating and nimble, causing the listener to become surrounded in a pensive state without ever coming off as overwhelming. You may want to settle down for this one and grab a glass of wine while you’re at it. Heyday is available for $4 via bandcamp along with plenty more material from Ackryte.