Following ‘The Future is the Past’, last year’s widely popular contribution to DGTL’s ‘Various Artists – Volume Two’ compilation, Amsterdam’s Colyn now sets his own EP for release on the Amsterdam-based imprint.
Entitled ‘Martian’, the diverse 3-tracker is another distinctive step in the exciting young talent’s status as an artist firmly on the ascent. Martian is set to release on September 3 with pre-orders available on August 26.
That ascent has come at a breakneck pace. Even with the hits, international nightlife took from the pandemic, Colyn never missed a beat. His emotive sound is comfortably familiar yet mesmerizingly distinct. Its textures, stutters, and synths occupy a unique space between house and techno. This signature sound has already featured on the likes of Afterlife and Rose Avenue, as well as on several well-received remixes (including for the likes of Joris Voorn). Colyn’s ‘Resolve EP’ on Tale of Us’ Afterlife in 2019 was an instant hit and continues to be a go-to release on the hugely popular imprint.
Martian kicks off with its eponymous track. An Italo-inspired groover, the track features soft, vocoded vocals from Colyn himself. Open for interpretation but concrete enough for all to find meaning, the track ponders one of the deepest of life’s questions: Are we alone?
Then, ‘Pursuit of Happiness’ acts as the natural progression from ‘The Future is the Past‘ – a feel-good anthem and bonafide crowd-pleaser, set to imminently ignite dancefloors the world over. ‘Martian’ concludes with the introspective pandemic produced and inspired ‘Programmed for Empathy’.
The artwork for ‘Martian’ continues DGTL’s commitment to supporting local and independent visual artists. This time, Coloray takes the reigns with his distinctive take on three-dimensional world-building. With ‘Martian’, the multi-disciplinary Dutch artist Coloray and DGTL proudly kick off the first of several unique curations.
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1. Colyn – Martian (Original Mix)
2. Colyn – Pursuit Of Happiness (Original Mix)
3. Colyn – Programmed for Empathy (Original Mix)