Khotin is the recording project of Edmonton-based electronic artist Dylan Khotin-Foote. Over the last decade, the producer has drifted freely between genre experiments, every move linked by distinct melodic and impressionistic sensibility. His dance-leaning output, marked by years of involvement in Vancouver's underground landscape, is both offset and informed by a deep interest in downtempo sound, the mood of stillness, the melancholy after the club. A Khotin track has an instantly recognizable swirl: warped synth, breakbeats, and piano mingling with wistful samples, field recordings, and other abstract snippets.
In 2014, Khotin released his debut album on 1080p, followed by a run of 12”s and remixes on labels such as 4AD, DFA, Pacific Rhythm, as well as his own self-release imprints Khotin Industries and Waterpark. Khotin signed to Ghostly International in 2019, giving a wider vinyl release to the previous year's tape, Beautiful You, a nostalgia-nudging study on melody and memory that captivated a cult following and earned a rare 4.5 review in Resident Advisor. His next collection, Finds You Well, further refined the sound, landing in Mixmag's Albums of 2020. With his forthcoming LP, Release Spirit, Khotin releases himself from the pressure of expectation; it finds him freer and more intentional, focusing on tone, pacing, and dynamism, shaping environments from the inside out. A definitive Khotin full-length, out on Ghostly in early 2023.
These are not all of artist's releases, just the ones we have had a look at