Hailing from Heidelberg, Germany, Essáy is 23-year-old Simon Schilling, attentively carving out his particular niche of ambient mid-tempo house music. International label Cascine recently welcomed Schilling onto the roster and is now sharing the title track from the producer's forthcoming EP, Ocarina. The over-eight-minute composition takes its time feeling out the emotional geometry underlying its shimmering synth patterns and muscle-relaxing beat. It maintains a glassy, underwater quality, peaking and crystallizing at smartly plotted intervals.
The EP comes out July 1 on Cascine. Stream “Ocarina” below.