Ever since the release of his instant-classic 2010 single “Wut,” the British producer Girl Unit has been one of the leading lights in the world of forward-thinking dance music. Girl Unit also records thoughtfully bummed-out, relatively insular club music under his Hysterics alter-ego, and he’s got a Hysterics EP coming out next week. One of its track is “Empty,” a beautifully scraped-out instrumental that is currently making my office feel like a rainy, deserted London street at 4AM. Writing about the song, Girl Unit says, “‘Empty’ was the first track that really gave me a feeling of relief from the more club-focused material I was working on for this EP. I just wanted the track to have this feeling of submersion — when all the percussion drops out around the one-minute mark I want to be able to bathe in the sound, but still maintain the groove throughout. It’s that kind of post-club therapy when you’re driving home with your ears still ringing.” Listen to the track below.
The Hysterics EP is out 2/3 on Night Slugs.