Despite what the name would suggest, there's nothing subtle about "Pastel." The collaborative track between Norwegian producer Hasta and the UK's GLACCI is an exercise in epic trap maximalism, with glassy chimes tinkling over laser guns straight out a Nintendo playbook. You know it's game over when the track nosedives into the heavy, low growl of an industry-grade boiler. Somewhere, Hudson Mohawke and Rustie are high-fiving each other to this.
18-year-old Hasta, who recently signed with the same team behind Cashmere Cat and Lindstrøm, is slated for his second EP Botanique this fall. "'Pastel' is one of those tunes that just came together all natural, dropping stems back and forth with GLACCI," he tells us over email. "It's a sort of dirty grime/club tune with vocal chops, I hope you like."
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