The young grime futurist will drop a double A-side release on Badimup.
2013 looks set to be a defining year for Owen Darby, aka Wen. Signed to Blackdown’s heavily influential Keysound Recordings, the 21-year old Margate producer, alongside the likes of Visionist and Beneath, represents an undercurrent of young talent putting a dark, reduced spin on the grime template. With rave reviews for his recent ‘Commotions’ EP and an appearance on Keysound’s ‘This Is How We Roll’ compilation, it seems that Wen’s time is definitely now.
Next on his release schedule is a double A-side for Badimup, the label run by fellow Kent producer Baitface. Dropping as a vinyl-only release this Monday May 6th, ‘Swingin’ and ‘Walk Tha Walk’ are two deadly slices of 130bpm weight. Ice cold. Stream the tracks below.