Khotin - Beautiful You (LP - Black Vinyl)
Khotin is the recording project of Dylan Khotin-Foote, an electronic artist and part manager of label Normals Welcome hailing from Vancouver's thriving underground landscape. Since his first album as Khotin, 2014's Hello World, he's moved freely between genre experiments, every move linked by distinct melodic sensibility. His dance-minded output - released on labels such as 1080p, Pacific Rhythm, DFA, Public Release, Normals Welcome as well as his own imprints Khotin Industries and Waterpark - is both offset and informed by a deep interest in down-tempo sound, the mood of stillness, the melancholy after the club. With 2017's New Tab, he explored the gentlest music of his career, tapping into a playful naiveté last felt in the bedroom projects of his teenage years. A response to DJ gig fatigue, the album offered a salve of synth arrangements mingling vintage electronic sounds with voicemail samples and other abstract chatter. He'd refine, expand, and blur further this impressionistic, dream-like style of music with Beautiful You, self-released to a slow simmer of cult praise in 2018, pressed for wider circulation in early 2019 by Ghostly International.