After debuting as Pool Boy in 2018, Canadian producer Cyril Hahn is back with his second record under the newer moniker. Rising to prominence via some pitch shifted and earworm-y remixes almost a decade ago, his sound began to naturally evolve in the studio. Thus, Pool Boy was born. His identity started to take on more of a sun-kissed and bubbly persona, perhaps even taking influence from some of Vancouver’s west-coast sound pioneers such as the Mood Hut crew.
Pool Boy’s debut came on London’s Coastal Haze, an apt home for his new vibrant and sometimes off-kilter sound. His follow-up comes on French imprint Noire et Blanche, sub-label of Délicieuse Records, who themselves have been quiet for a couple of years. “All Inclusive” is the title and would be the perfect record to listen to while sipping on a tropical drink and laying on the beaches of a resort down south. Something tells us he had the same idea.
Our premiere today is “Pool House” which features another Canadian and Coastal Haze alum, Pacific Coliseum. Perhaps the most upbeat track on the record, it’s also a little more versatile, fitting both in a nice warm-up set or just during a listening session. The rubbery bassline and harder hitting claps give it more of a clubby flair while the overall ambience itself is easygoing. Moody synths add to the already emotional atmosphere set by the chords.
The rest of the album trends to a brighter sound and we highly recommend a listen to it all in one go as it’s a perfect warm weather appetizer. To top it off there’s also a little remix package featuring Khotin, Gooch and Domenique Dumont. Be sure to get your hands on this one!