Calling yourself a hustler and actually being able to hustle are two completely different ball games. However, in the span of his career, Solomun has managed to not just play the game, but he’s been able to deliver a clear, unique vision despite whatever cultural trends are at their peak. Which is why it comes to no surprise that he leaves an indelible imprint on Australian singer Josef Salvat’s track “Hustler.”
The Solomun formula is on point in this remix: his signature, floating quality sprinkled on top of pads, light snares, and a synth pattern that screams for shuffling more than a fresh deck of cards. These elements allow the track to maintain a mysterious edge, despite its effortlessly airy quality, as it lifts the mind into unknown waters before dropping into Salvat’s vocals as they drift through ambient space. Masterful, evocative, and enchanting, Solomun’s take on “Hustler” further proves how he rose to the top without batting an eyelash as it dares to be different, cinematic, and celestial.