The flip to Kowton and Julio Bashmore’s sweet’n’sour cut ‘Mirror Song’ has hit the web, and it’s a rowdy little thing.
‘Mirror Song’ was a proper good-cop-bad-cop collaboration, with a very Bashmore hook competing for attention with Kowton’s savage drum programming. ‘And What’ is credited to Kowton alone, and it shows; without Bashmore’s moderating influence, the Bristol producer is free to indulge the rough, raw impulses that made ‘Des Bisous’ and ‘More Games’ so invigorating. ‘And What’ is Terekke-style house viewed through grime-tinted glasses – it’s gruff, gully and, if you ask us, trumps the title track.
Kowton’s been a prolific collaborator of late, working with Pev on the killer Hessle Audio single ‘Raw Code’ , and clubbing up with Hyetal to form Systems Of Desire. The Mirror Song EP drops soon on Broadwalk.