Downtempo is a vast & diverse musical genre that allows many producers to develop a unique artistic signature. While some of them decide, consciously or not, to specialize in this type of music, others create parallels with other musical genres, and this is the case of es.cher. Based in England, es.cher is an artist who is inspired by the worlds of Vegyn, Burial or even King Krule ; his influences already prove the versatility of his music. Today we listen to his latest single, named “is it 2 much”, released today on all the streaming platforms.

Originally, es.cher is an experimental hip-hop producer. However, he unveiled today an aerial downtempo ballad that features both a sweet kick and a robotic & saturated voice, a recipe that makes for a dream-esque beat. Named “is it 2 much”, the track starts off on synth notes that get lost in reverberations and a voice that speaks undecipherable words, leaving the lyrics up to interpretation for the listener. However, we can finally understand them after a few seconds – they just simply say “is it too much?” – and they are repeated gently, scattered here and there as the song slowly develops. “is it 2 much” is a  ballad to listen either on repeat or within a tailored playlist made to focus or relax !

Similar to es.cher : Texture Droite’s “Vibrant Pixel” : diving deep in electronica’s turbulences.

If you want to listen to more tracks from es.cher, it is good to know that “is it 2 much” is the only downtempo track he has released to date. We recommend you, however, to listen to the very experimental song “pls don’t go”, a track that reminds us of the very personal and unique interpretations of Oklou’s pop music, except that es.cher experiments with rap, or should we say glitch hop music.

es.cher is it 2 much


es.cher is to be found on all streaming platforms. You can also follow him on Instagram !

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About the Author: Cloé Gruhier

As a music web writer for several years, I have developed a particularly devoted passion for electronic and alternative musics. From the ethereal melodies of Max Cooper to the introspective music and lyrics of Banks, my radar has me listening to the wide French and international independent music scene... all of this between communication plans for independent labels and artists !