On the EP, chxmist said, “Reunion is a project that started to take form in the summer of 2021. With friends and family returning home from lockdowns and isolation throughout the world, I wanted to capture that feeling of relief, a warm hug with a friend you haven’t seen in far too long, with music. The title track reunion encapsulates that for me, having played it to a gathering of friends I knew this had to be the basis for the EP. This track set up the sonic groundwork for the EP, choppy drums with an ambient, atmospheric bedding, using found sounds, vocals and choirs of me to glue everything together. The record was written in the year that followed, each track pinpointing a different stage on the road to reunion, with frantic dream states of isolation to euphoria at the return of dancing present in the tracks.”
chxmist (pronounced chemist) is the project of Dublin-based producer Conor Barry. Stemming from years of experience in bands as a drummer, chxmist combines punchy electronic drum lines with ambient textures in this project, running the line between relaxing and club-heavy tunes. Previously credited as a producer for acclaimed Dublin rapper FYNCH’s ‘Bookies Pens and Loose Ends’, chxmist has garnered support to date from Mixmag, BBC, Hotpress & Nialler9 (to name a few) on his first handful of releases.
The project started in 2020 as a selection of ambient pieces documenting the isolation and loneliness experienced during the first national lockdown. This has evolved into a signature combination of choppy drums and atmospheric soundscapes. Set to release on the 14th of October, Lost Decay is delighted to finally announce the release of the long-awaited “Reunion EP” from the up & coming 2-Step/Garage producer.