Since graduating high school, Lev Snowe has spent his days tinkering away in his bedroom studio building up his psychedelic Xanadu. Raised on the warm hiss of 70s soul jazz recordings, the slack chill of the L.A. beat scene, and the nostalgic synth swaying of Boards of Canada, this Canadian songwriter/producer creates an atmosphere that is both washed out and danceable — pensive, yet uplifting. And like a wandering mind spent cooped up all winter, Lev’s music never sits still for too long. Lush electronics bloom around shimmering guitars and the wonky grit of Mobb Deep era hip hop grooves, all while Lev’s wistful lyricism drifts hypnotically in and out of focus. A carefree soundtrack fit for chaotic house parties, or those endless summer nights spent escaping reality.