Fact Mix 877: Himera

This week’s Fact blend, from producer Himera, is what slipping in love on the net seems like, the overdriven, hyper saturated soundtrack to vaping in the club, k-holing in the rest room and crying on the bus on the way house.

Earlier this month the Latvian-born, Amsterdam-based mostly producer Himera introduced their debut album, Sharing Insider secrets, a coronary heart-swelling, hair-boosting, bliss-inducing assertion of intent that throws broad open up the doorways onto a essential new earth we had previously only caught glimpses of on their beloved 2020 EP, Far more Than Good friends, their 2021 collaboration with associate-in-criminal offense Petal Offer, ‘You Make It Glimpse So Effortless,’ as effectively as dewy-eyed remixes of the same track from Malibu and Mura Masa. Himera captures ecstatic rushes of intimacy and jubilation in total-bodied, hyperactive sound, transplanting the abstracted signifiers of trance, content hardcore and intense computer system audio, components that the Laptop Songs crew and involved artists have invested the finest part of the past decade synthesising into what is now recognized as hyperpop, back again on to much more adventurous dance floors, both equally URL and IRL. This is what slipping in appreciate on the internet sounds like, the overdriven, hyper saturated soundtrack to vaping in the club, k-holing in the toilet and crying on the bus on the way property.

What Sharing Tricks carries on to establish is that, earlier mentioned all, Himera will make songs about friendship. “Friendship, and the times that arrive from it, is definitely my primary supply of inspiration for my new music,” they not long ago instructed AQNB. “Be they the happiest moments or the most bittersweet ones, the very best way for me to lock in these recollections is to write very little tunes about them.” From Hannah Diamond’s pining vocals on ‘Kiss’ and the rain-flecked recollections of sharing an umbrella on the way back again from a get together that generate the bubblegum marching tune of ‘Umbrella’ to the Shepard tone epiphanies of ‘Today, I Opened My Eyes’ and the coronary heart breaking swell of ‘Good Night time, I Hope The Long term Delivers You Only The Finest!,’ Sharing Secrets and techniques problems forth in a language of optimism and passion, where possessing faith in your buddies and becoming in appreciate shines brilliant light on a additional caring way of staying in the globe. “I just want someone to press the pause button on actuality and go into this imaginary very little earth with me,” Himera concludes.

For their delirious Actuality mix, Himera provides a whiplash-inducing retrospective on the calendar year leading up to Sharing Secrets, going in between unreleased originals and manufacturing variations, remixes of buddies and heroes EASYFUN, A. G. Cook, Carly Rae Jepsen and Ariana Grande, as nicely as some far more mysterious inclusions. “This is a combine of originals and remixes, mostly unreleased,” states Himera. “I needed to compile a good deal of the seems and melodies that I have been operating on for the past calendar year or so, major up to the completion of ‘Sharing Secrets’. It involves some added Insider secrets that will slip out quickly ample.”

You can obtain Himera on Instagram, Twitter and Bandcamp. Sharing Strategies is out now.


Himera – ‘Giggle’
Himera – ‘Our Garden’
Himera – ‘Spellbound’
Himera – ‘You Make It Glance So Easy’ (Squeeky VIP)
EASYFUN – ‘Audio’ (Himera Remix)
previous hero – ‘Changing Tense’ x Himera – ‘I Necessarily mean Love’
Petal Source – ‘1’ (Himera ReRemix)
Himera – ‘Anything For You’
A. G. Cook – ‘Stargon’ (Himera Bootleg)
? – ‘?’ (Himera Fragrance)
Carly Rae Jepsen – ‘Call Me Maybe’ (Himera’s Dancefloor Remix)
Ariana Grande – ‘One Last Time’ x Bloom OS – ‘?’
Unu & co2 – ‘Precious Words’ (Himera Remix)
World 1999 – ‘crush’ (Himera Rinse)
Himera – ‘Thrash’
Himera – ‘Bubblegum Interlude’
Bloom OS – ‘Always’ (Himera & Olipra’s Bonus Level)
Himera – ‘A Tune I Read in a Dream’

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