A firm supporter of artists native to Glasgow, his current hometown, the next release on Jon Phonics’ Astral Black comes from 20-year old newcomer Dressin Red. We don’t know a great deal about the young producer but the early signs are promising, with the likes of Lucky Me, Gilles Peterson and Soulection all showing support. ‘Head/Body’ is made up of 8 tracks, with the first four contemplative tracks aimed at the ‘head’ and the following quartet of bangers geared squarely at the ‘body’. Built from fractured field recordings, skewed R&B vocals and arresting live instrumentation, his style may be somewhat similar to his beats contemporaries but his versatility and the abundance of ideas on display here really shines through.
First Listen: Dressin Red – ‘Head/Body’ (Astral Black)
20-year old Glaswegian Dressin Red inaugurates Astral Black’s 2015 release schedule with a fully formed 8-track EP…