Dallas-based producer Medasin, who runs around town as Grant Nelson, is one rising talent that is changing the breadth and depth of electronic music. Armed with an innate ability to re-imagine other artist’s work into a fresh track, one that often denies the boundaries of genre, he’s produced award-winning remixes of everyone from Portugal. The Man and Martin Garrix to Khalid and Post Malone.
After a highly successful first headlining tour, Medasin has finally chosen to deliver his most innovative work yet in the form of a wildly innovative and highly developed debut album: Irene. Composed of nine tracks, Irene is filled to the brim with chill, dreamy landscapes, cheery video game synths, and expertly conceived sound design.
From chill jazzy compositions like “Warm Blue,” to glitchy, chill-trap productions like “Slinky Man, to smooth R&B vocal tracks in “Tired,” featuring Sophie Meiers, and “Work For You” featuring Kaz Moon, the entire album is entrenched with a deep island flavor. The LP is best heard under the conditions of walking along the coast, sipping an adult beverage under Hawaiian palms, or arriving at your summer resort or time share.
Call him chill trap, indie dance, future bass, or commercial house. He’s not just one of the other; he’s all of it and more.