Against The Clock is a series where we give an artist 10 minutes in the studio and see what they come up with.
English-born, Shanghai-based producer Jamie Charlton is better known as Swimful. A member of the city’s SVBKVLT crew, he’s known for crafting melody-rich beats with elements of hip-hop, grime and dancehall, and collaborated with both Palmistry and Organ Tapes on his last album, Folding Knives.
On this episode, he crafts a full instrumental with seconds to spare using just Ableton Live, a Synthmaster plugin and a MIDI keyboard. Watch above and watch episodes with fellow SVBKVLT artists Yehaiyahan and Gooooose.
Filmed by Kynan Puru Watt
Watch next: Artist DIY: Lea Bertucci