At the young age of 20 and as a relative newcomer to the scene, British producer Toby Hedges already has a fairly impressive back-catalogue. With releases on various labels and remixes for the likes of Matt Darey, his style sits firmly on the blurred line between progressive house and trance.
His latest release, Sukha, is his debut on the legendary Soundpiercing imprint, and is a nicely evolving piece of progressive-trance. Building with a solid groove, there’s a touch of house to the track before it drops into a long break. Pianos, pads, and synths all provide an epic and masterful build as the main melody kicks in, a quirky sound that takes us into the main drop. The build suggests massive uplifting trance, but once it kicks back in, the track still has a progressive house feel to it. It’s a tricky style to get right and is slightly reminiscent of genre-blurring wizard Oliver Smith. Toby may not have the same legendary status yet, but he’s certainly in the same league when it comes down to ability.
Sukha is out now, and with a short but solid career already laid down, Toby Hedges is surely one to watch for the future.