Sam Walton is a 22yo producer from Manchester and following on from his early recordings he released Beyond, an accomplished post-Burial slice of dance/electronica that celebrates the club without making you feel like you have to be listening to this music in that environment.
So there’s acid house and dubstep collisions, there’s snake-winding basslines and bleeps and beeps and bits and bobs that pinch from various sub-divisions of house/dance and it’s not even so much that it all sounds fresh, just that it sounds so damn good; so accomplished.
Take the plunging Frisbee for example. But I’m not sure Beyond excerpts all that well, it’s better taken as the whole.
Lots to like here. And a few things to skim over too, sure. But an impressive effort from a producer who has his shtick locked down. I look forward to hearing more.