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First Listen: Big Hands – ‘Untitled (Blood)’ (Walton Remix)

Having appeared prolifically on Hyperdub and delivered two killer EPs in 2017 for Pinch’s Tectonic label and Madam X’s Kaizen, Walton turns in a bass heavy grime remix of Big Hands‘ ‘Untitled (Blood)’ for Italian up-and-comers Beat Machine Records.

On the stylistically varied Arcane Mosaics EP, spanning Lorenzo Senni-esque beatless synth excursions through to booms and breaks, Walton lends his hand to Big Hands ‘Untitled (Blood)’, which wears a strong UK influence on its sleeve.

Having many styles in his repertoire, best displayed in 2012’s long player for Hyperdub, Walton has shown many sides to his sound from garage to techno, house, grime, funky and back again.

Channelling the rhythmic angular beats of the original track, the Manchester producer adds a healthy dose of razor-sharp strings and bullet-shell clicks to evoke an 8-bar dreaded atmosphere akin to tunes like 2015’s Flute Riddimcreating a more than formidable weapon for the dance.

Arcane Mosaics is out December 14 on Beat Machine Records. Pre-order it here

Featured Image: Jerome Collinge

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