CD REVIEW: Exoplanet by HYTS

Over the years we’ve seen pop, EDM, and many underground Electronica subgenres slowly erode into over-commercialized, corporate puppet shows providing music that is extremely sing songy, predictable, popish and highly corporate. Adios to the days were people used to experiment and create new things within this genre. I hereby call this new breed of music “Poser EDM” and I want to personally thank all the corporate giants for successfully transforming “Sex Drugs & Creativeness” into “Yoga & Vitamins”. Of course millions of musical lemmings don’t know the difference and trust me when I say  not everyone is entertained.

Talking to many music fans out there the response is overwhelming. Give me something new, something fresh, something real. So across my desk slides the new7 songs CD by Bay Area based Deep House, Synth Pop HYTS entitled “Exoplanet”. What I heard literally put a smile on my face, and a few mins later blown my mind. Finally – a  rock solid record that delivers simply at first sight, though quite thoughtful songwriting with a nice rocked out foundation… HYTS music has many layers that spread through different decades, from the creative and New Wave days of the 80s, to the clubs-driven House to modern day acts like IAMX. The album is filled with this EPIC choruses, mostly slow burned melodies that are both intriguing and sexy. If you like any of this you should definitely check out this CD.

My favorite track are probably “We Are” and “Synthesize”. This latest CD is invigorating. Invigorating in the sense that it will lift your spirits, and give you a sense of hope that EDM is not officially pronounced dead as a creative force yet and is growing as time goes by thanks to bands like this.

In a short word, I like everything about HYTS!. This CD is in fact a solid release with many solid grooves with a bass driven sound and entertaining vibe.

Official Rating: 9/10


by Donald Benedetto

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