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Afternoon with Pains: the new single from Italian producer HolyU

“It’s a really essential project,” explains Umberto Milanesio — the Italian producer behind HolyU. “Few elements, but very eloquent for what I wanted to express during those summer moments. They were cloudy days, outside and inside myself.”

Milanesio’s new single “Afternoon with Pains” taps into the sort of organic side of dark minimal electronic music that is currently being popularized by musicians like Jon Hopkins, Bonobo, and Moderat. Underpinned by shuffling percussive elements, the track progressively builds ambient melodies that feel alive and breathing.

Based in Turin, Milanesio first approached electronic music at the age of 17. Right after starting University in 2017, he was scouted by mau5trap (the label started by deadmau5). The label quickly signed to of his tracks, “Hidden Lines” and “Lift arrived_second Floor” and included HolyU on a couple of their compilations.

This year, Milanesio has struck off with the Eternal Nights imprint and has started a new chapter of underground electronic music exploration. Check out his first single on the new label below and keep an eye on this rising talent.

HolyU – Afternoon with Pains