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Listen: Kacy Hill – "Experience"

11 September 2014, 18:16 | Written by Maya Hambro

Newcomer Kacy Hill has burst wholly out of nowhere, seemingly born from the leftover space between Kelela and Jamie Woon, fresh out of LA (via Phoenix), with a simply astonishing and somehow unclassifiable debut drop: “Experience”.​

Ironically, given the title, “Experience” is amongst the first songs Hill has written, yet it’s undercut with a confidence and purity that’s more suggestive of a well versed producer than an artist still firmly in her salad days. Her vocals are light and nimble, pitched in a register so high it feels almost immaterial. She weaves it expertly around a track that is, essentially, one very long and intricate bassline, cut into manageable bites by a punchy dub beat that allows her to sit on the intricate, delicate side of electronica – the kind of thing that’ll appeal to fans of James Blake and Jamie XX but still leave RnB heads reeling.

While it’s hard to pinpoint exactly what it is about “Experience” that makes it so extraordinarily appealing, I sense that’s precisely the factor that’ll make Hill’s progression so exciting to watch. It doesn’t have a crescendo: wait for that mythical ‘drop’ all you want – it isn’t coming; rhythmically it’s repetitive – luring you effortlessly into a woozy lull. It’s entirely relaxed and yet seems to end too soon, before you can quite get a hold of it. It’ll leave you spun out by its contradictions, begging to hit repeat and praying it never ends. ​

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