DIY HIFI is the new musical project helmed by former Bear Mountain member Ian Bevis. The project serves as a way for the producer to release his homemade records without having to go through the rigorous process of a label. His newest record titled "Feels" is a smooth groovy jam that masterfully blends together elements from house, disco, and funk.
The build-up is particularly striking as it starts with a standard four to the floor house groove before switching into a groovier funk pattern. The layered instrumentation is on point, with a little peppering of sampling here and there and a thick bass line that truly drives the track home. Overall, it generally stays on a mid-tempo energy, transitioning when it has to, while introducing new instruments in tiny doses. Sometimes less is more but "Feels" takes that mantra to a new plateau.
Ian Bevis is charting a new path in his music career since his split from Bear Mountain and