Though Clams Casino can’t be solely credited for the atmospheric brand of production so prevalent across the blogosphere (and currently creeping into the mainstream through the vessel of artists like A$AP Rocky), his brand of mystical, murky sounds certainly helped define a lane so many now inhabit. Luckily, there’s lots of room for expansion and experimentation within that style. For the past couple of years, British producer Lapalux has developed a style that merges the disjointed vocals so prevalent in Clams’ beats with a shimmering synths and warm bass, crafting an aesthetic both uplifting and haunting, capable of evoking multiple moods at once as the best instrumental music can. Check out Lapalux’s latest freebie “The Hours” below.

(The Fader)