Forward Motion

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Tom Burford aka Contours is a Manchester based DJ, teacher and producer. Known for his extensive love of exotic dance rhythms, esoteric tribal jazz and percussion from far-flung lands, this record of Anna 

 Opening up with its most prominent instrument, the balafon, creating a hypnotic vibe in which keys and broken beats intertwine creating a swinging rhythm. The second track, "Batterie", slows down the groove and allows plenty of space for the keys to lay over the depth of bass-heavy drum pattern.

The flip side of the record pitches up the tempo and sees layers of Latin infused rhythms mix with London, scene-defining broken beat riffs, synths and melodies. The record finishes up with a remix from one of the London underground scene’s key contemporary figures, K15, adding a darker tone to the flow of the track while upping the dancefloor energy of the groove.


Sil says: Jazzy house that will sit nicely between St Germain and some Guidance Recordings gems from back in the 90s. Gentle and coffee table friendly.


A1. Balafon
A2. Batterie
B1. Returning
B2. Returning (K15 Remix)

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