Hoki are a new name for your radar. The Montreal-based duo are leading a new wave of indie-infused electronic music with the release of their debut single ‘Almost Home’, which drops this month on The Young Proprietor imprint. It’s the first taste of their highly anticipated LP ‘Strangest Of Us All’ due this November.
The collaborative project fuses Varti Deuchoghlian’s diverse experiences as a producer with Australian vocalist Brent McCormick’s powerful songwriting. With nearly two decades of combined experience and musical exploration, including former metal and trance projects, the duo collides in the form of HOKI.
Instrumental performance and emotion-packed lyrics are at the forefront of the HOKI sound, which represents the unique ability of electronic music to draw from vast arrays of influence and inspiration.
Their first single, Almost Home, begins with a soothing intro that builds into a steady deep beat, slowly rising and falling with gorgeous guitar tones. The tough nuances of love are the focus of McCormick’s endearing vocals, which melt with the melody to create a beautiful, emotional ballad.
Out July 12th – buy here.