After making a name for himself playing with and producing for some particularly successful Australian artists (Lisa Mitchell, Owl Eyes, and I'lls, among others), Nicholas Lam has stepped into the spotlight with his solo venture DXHeaven. After releasing his debut single "Tough" late last year, he's now premiering his latest jam, "These Lights," on Indie Shuffle.
While DXHeaven was born out of a love of past musical eras and dated synths sourced over the years, there's none of the novelty factor that has become so popular -- this is seriously good music. "These Lights" is smooth and dreamy in its delivery; Lam's buttery vocals are perfectly suited to this style of synth pop. The adventurous breakdown to finish the track is especially fantastic, as is its overall production, which maintains a sharpness to it despite its fluidity.
DXHeaven's debut EP, Aftertouch, is scheduled to be released next month.