Mayten, a Latvian born and Seattle based artist, has released a 4-song EP, Somebody Walked This Path Before. It includes beautiful melding of elements in downtempo, techno, dance, house, and lounge. One track, “Deprive Us”, displays more lounge and downtempo elements, reminiscent to Sounds from the Ground or Kruder & Dorfmeister.
“Deprive Us” has a distant and cold feeling which is quite an accomplishment given the genres, more suited to intimate sounds. This is not to call it gloomy, as given the proper mood, “Deprive Us” is an immensely satisfying song. The clamor of cymbals as the track begins warns that this is not your typical ‘chill out/good vibes’ track but more of an introspective-triggering compilation of instruments. You can check out the song via SoundCloud below, as well as the rest of Somebody Walked This Path Before.