Ronan – Radical Acceptance [Budget Cuts]

Ronan is the moniker of producer and artist Robin Lohrey. The American DJ is releasing the second EP under this alias. Entitled Radical Acceptance, it shares a title with psychologist and meditation teacher Tara Brach’s book which inspired him in a key moment of his life. The introspective five-track affair that was recorded in a secluded cabin in the woods and will be released on Seattle-based Budget Cuts, a label pushing bold and eclectic sounds since 2015.

[soundcloud url=”” /]

Today we are premiering the title track and A2 on the record. A slowly building piece, its foundation is rooted in harder sounds yet it doesn’t come across as aggressive. Despite the upbeat nature of the drums, they’re mixed in a way that retains the warmth of the overall composition. The lush pads carry a deeper tone while the twinkling keys add a few rays of sunshine into the fold. The rumbling bass is the cherry on top as the piece climaxes into an almost euphoric wave. There are certainly a variety of influences in this piece alone, let alone the whole EP which we highly recommend you lend an ear to. You can pre-order your copy here.