Vegyn’s status as an in-demand producer (he’s worked with Frank Ocean, Travis Scott and Kali Uchis) makes it hard to believe he’s ever had a second for his own music. But since 2019’s experimental debut EP ‘All Bad Things Have Ended – Your Lunch Included’, he’s squeezed in a further four solo releases, including ‘Text While Driving If You Want to Meet God!’, a 71-track mixtape of 8-bit-inspired glitch sketches from 2019. That same year, the London producer shared his debut album ‘Only Diamonds Cut Diamonds’ with collaborators such as JPEGMAFIA, heralding a shift towards meatier creations. Now Joe Thornalley is back with his most refined work yet. ‘Like A Good Old Friend’ EP sees him again pluck ideas from deep house, glitch, electronica and ambient rap while crafting tunes that are less transient than his earlier work. Vegyn experienced a bout of depression when he first started writing the EP, but ‘Like A Good Old Friend’ is a bright affair. Some of his melancholic tones can still be heard here but this is a more lucent record that seeks to joyfully unite, rather than disrupt, melody and rhythm.