Image via Brace Yourself PR

Image via Brace Yourself PR

Throughout our coverage of Ben Khan, the producer has kept us grinning with meticulous, upbeat dance tracks that flirt with a number of different genres once you move past the pop core. But things take a darker turn today with “Blade (Tidal Wave of Love),” a demo that finds Khan in hazier, deeper straits than either of his previous EPs.

His knack for creating grooves, however, has stuck around. The vibes and head-bobbing rhythms are still there, but the accompanying progressions are slightly detuned and dystopic, creating a sharp edge that suits Khan’s slurred vocals. It’s a different direction for the young producer—and a definite step forward. Stream the free download below.