Since relocating to London from Bristol, DJ and producer Ashley Thomas, aka Otik, has been steadily building his rep as one of the most exciting young producers to emerge in underground bass music.
With releases on Durkle Disco, Brotherhood Soundsystem, Boom Ting, Infinite Machine and Dext Recordings, the 24 year old contorts the frameworks of past club movements, and has steadily been building a solid catalogue of hard hitting club tracks that span across the worlds of grime, jungle, dubstep, techno and bass.
Continuing his alliance with the Dext posse, Otik’s first appearance of 2018 sees a new 10″ for the London imprints’ new sub label, ‘Dext Limited’. Following heavyweights Bodyjack and Special Request with the fierce rattle of ‘Hunga’, Otik’s effort comes backed with an equally deadly Jungle refix from Dead Man’s Chest.
Stepping up to our Hyp series, Otik channels each corner of the dance with an hours’ journey that travels through the fruity flavours of Onoe Caponoe and Lobster Theremin’s Sweely to the colder episodes of Kowton, Paleman and Burial. Oh, and plenty forthcoming fire from the man himself, don’t sleep!
Actress – Xoul Particles [Ninja Tune] Parris – 2 Vultures (feat. O$VMV$M) [The Trilogy Tapes] Cabasa & Denham Audio – Tropic [Unreleased] Cabasa – À Lécole [Unreleased] Otik – Latex [Forthcoming ???] Otik – Dioxide [Unreleased] Onoe Caponoe – Visions of Holysmoke [High Focus Records] Henry Greenleaf – Right Then [Unreleased] Sweely – You Do [Lobster Theremin] Biome – Stealth [Kaizen] Gaunt – MMRH [Mistry] Cadence – Root & Shoot [Unreleased] Wilhelm – Our World [Glass Talk Records] Kowton – Shots Fired [Livity Sound] Otik – There’s A Fly In My Special Brew [Unreleased] Agrippa – Gutter [Unreleased] Hodge & Randomer – Slipping [Clone Basement Series] Forest Drive West – Escape [Livity Sound] Stenny – 3KK-CB SAT [Ilian Tape] Phon.o – V3R5U5 [Cold Recordings] Otik – Hunga [Forthcoming DEXT Recordings] Jensen Interceptor & Assembler Code – 6th Element [Boysnoize Records] Paleman – Paranoid Loop [PLMN] Burial – Indoors [Nonplus Records]
Otik x Dead Mans Chest – ‘Hunga’ is out February 2 on Dext Recordings.