Himera’s #keepsakecore reflects on the romance of platonic relationships with the sparkling bubblegum trance of ‘Broken Friendship Bracelet’

, 27 August 2020

Himera is releasing EP More Than Friends via New York’s unseelie on September 4, with preview track ‘Broken Friendship Bracelet’ premiering on AQNB today. The 17-year-old Russian-Irish producer—otherwise known as Daniil Masterov—gained attention last year with their epic rave remix of Charli XCX’s ‘Unlock It’, featuring Kim Petras and Jay Park, dropped via Soundcloud.

Having already released EPs Fragile and Angel at age 15, this next one follows a similarly bubblegum bass trajectory, while taking Masterov’s sound further into high-definition trance that oscillates around themes of platonic romance and deep convivial love. Lead single ‘Broken Friendship Bracelet’ is the most delicate of the lot, as a sparkling melodic sine wave sequence that slowly builds to its euphoric supersaw crescent acts as a preface for what’s to come.**

Himera’s More Than Friends EP is via New York’s unseelie on September 4, 2020.