First Listen: Creep Woland – ‘Lychee Slice’ ft. Usurp (Astral Black)

The Glasgow producer’s new beat tape melds early dubstep, house, UKG and more.

Next week marks the release of 21 year-old Glaswegian producer Creep Woland‘s debut for Astral Black, with the 14-track beat tape Close Reading. It offers an unfiltered insight into Woland’s influences, resulting in a sound soaked in a variety of rhythms and styles from track to track.

Cuts like ‘Ttend2Thatt’ and ‘Duckin’ showcase his affinity for the sounds of Memphis Slab music, whilst ‘0141 S.F.S.G’ is an ambient piece that reflects the dreariness of the perpetual rain of Woland’s hometown. Other sounds that pop up on the tape include shades of searing techno, oddball house and Chicago Juke.

‘Lychee Slice’, which you can stream below, holds real dub pressure – it’s weighty, to the point, and executed with total precision.

Close Reading is out March 31 on Astral Black. Pre-order it here. Keep an eye out for a limited edition cassette run in individually screen printed sleeves.


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