Ireland's MOTHS: "Summer" Means More to a School Kid
Kids in Ireland are making moves.
Just the other week we were telling you about Sert One, a young label head with beats pouring out of his ears. Buzz on the interwebs just brought another Irish beat prodigy to our attention.
MOTHS’s beats are cloudy and simple. And that simplicity isn’t a result of youth, inexperience or musical immaturity. Rather, it comes about through an understanding of the evocative power of processed sound. What exactly makes an instrumental beat track dreamy, sentimental, or sad? MOTHS understands beyond his years.
I’m not the first to say it, but it’s true: this is somewhere between chillwave and the modern take on instrumental hip hop (someone needs to name that genre something other than “beats”). MOTHS stands out because of this hybrid approach, and from him, other young beatmakers could learn that aligning yourself with a single scene can make your sound esoteric.
Certain things scare away beat nerds. Certain things scare away hipsters. Everyone loves something mysterious and in-between.
Hear “Summer,” MOTHS newest offering, below.