The newcomer has been steadily bubbling up for the past 18 months, collaborating with DJ Milktray, appearing in LuckyMe’s advent calendar and landing a track on Murlo’s Fabric mix. His debut four-track EP, Grandmaster Cash, is out on Astral Black this month and cements his reputation for pounding tropical sizzlers, as he proves on lead track ‘Palm Trees’.
“I’ve always been a fan of UK funky and wanted to put my own dancehall twist into the mixer,” he says of the track’s beginnings. “So I chucked in a Super Mario scoop topped with tropical sprinkles, but couldn’t get it to work so moved on.
“About a year later I stumbled upon it on my laptop and my pal turned to me and said, ‘That’s the one.’ So I got more sauce (always needed) and gave it another bash. This time the outcome was a lot more successful so I sent it to a few DJs and shortly after I heard it in Murlo’s Fabric mix – which I was over the moon about.”
Elsewhere on the EP we’re promised pan flutes, B’more bounce and Mavado samples, which all sounds ideal, doesn’t it?
Pre-order it from Bandcamp ahead of its release on April 8, and stream ‘Palm Trees’ below.