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Band on the Wall's latest 7" release is from producer, musician & DJ Contours. Known for applying his own percussive dexterity, his sound is placed within the intersection of House, Jazz, Broken-Beat and percussive experimentation. Double A-side 'The Programme / Conga Quinto (Dub)' is the latest in an ongoing sonic evolution for Contours, having released music on labels including Rhythm Section, Tru-Thoughts, Anma Records, in turn receiving praise from the likes of Gilles Peterson, Mr Scruff, Alex Nut and Bradley Zero.
The Programme is a woozy mix of sunset synths, squelchy bass, crisp propulsive hi-hats and snare-led rhythms. The sound has a depth you can sink into, yet the skittering beats add levity and a club-leaning energy to the track. Conga Quinto (Dub) shares a similarly twilight plane. This time it draws on the Latin aspect of Contours' influences, with the titular congos offering a loose, earthy foundation into which Burford inserts the track's jutting melodies and sharp interjections of sound.
Millie says: Just what we needed in the shop, Contours hazy deep-house beats with jazz intertwined is refreshingly new. We are loving Band On the Walls releases from the series The Singles Club. Hot stuff.
1. The Programme
2. Conga Quinto (Dub Version)