What better way to celebrate your own birthday, as a music producer, than by dropping a new tune? UK-based electronic producer Laxcity, who to friends is Joshua Mbewe, celebrated his 23rd birthday by pleasantly surprising fans with a new song titled "Delete." Out now for free download via Laxcity's SoundCloud, "Delete" is an elegantly-produced, downtempo instrumental tune.
Laxcity has already proven himself capable of creating beautiful, textured melodies, but it's the percussive elements here that really shine. He produces crisp hi-hats and punchy, saturated kicks, which combine with ODESZA-esque vocal chops to playful effect. Bouncy yet languid, "Delete" is a sip of fresh coffee on sun-drenched porch, not a piercing shot of 5-hour Energy.
"Delete" follows a monster summer from Laxcity, who released his Purity EP on Republic Records' ALT:VISION imprint in July before collaborating with VALENTINE on "Free," which appeared on the latter's Introspection LP. You can get familiar with him and his body of work via the links below.