Ryan Hemsworth, self-proclaimed “CANADIAN PRINCE” and last night’s party DJ, will release a new solo EP, Still Awake, next week on his website. Last week, Hemsworth teased new tracks “Perfectly” and “Road to Viridian” in a mix for New York’s Downtown Festival; today, Mixmag offers a complete version of the former. I hope it works this time, a toe-dipping vocal sample proclaims at the outset, its sentiment of hesitation nonetheless swaddled in an optimistic sound and big, cannonball-into-the-pool build. Hemsworth tours Europe in May and June (dates below), then returns to the US and Canada with Baauer, R.L. Grime and Jim-E Stack in July (dates here). He’s been working on pal Deniro Farrar’s upcoming mixtape The Patriarch II, too. Watch the video for Hemsworth-produced “Big Tookie” below.
Stream: Ryan Hemsworth, “Perfectly”
Stream: Ryan Hemsworth, Downtown NYC Mix