Someday you’re going to wake up, fire up Pigeons and Planes, and see a headline not dissimilar to the one above, save for the fact that it will read “Meet Embryonix, the Producer Who Makes Beats From the Womb.” You won’t bat an eye lash, because, by that point (probably sometime in 2016), you will have come to expect the existence of Embryonix. You may even be the first one to discover his Soundcloud. You’ll say to yourself “wow, P&P, so late on Embryonix.”
Since the prophesied Embryonix has yet to arrive or possibly even be conceived, we’ll have to settle for 15 year-old British beat-maker Kyogi. On his remix of DE$IGNATED’s “Valentine,” the influence of the UK’s recently resurgent, R&B-soaked garage and deep house scenes can be heard writ large. It’s a bit on the nose, but it’s an impressively executed genre exercise from someone who isn’t old enough to legally drive a car, alone have a drink, or vote in an election–let alone be a promising young producer.
The beauty of our age’s widespread access and technology: If you’ve got ambition, ethic, and a hint of inherent talent, you can create something intriguing and enjoyable. Even if (or perhaps especially if) you’re a teenager.