Out of all the emerging great new artists and breakthrough producers in the recent year, London’s Bobby Tank, whose sound is a phenomenal gush of unrestrained emotions, easily grabbed a spot and became one of my favourites.
His latest output ‘Afterburn’ EP captures the seductive, bold, compellingly euphoric qualities that I love about the Warp-esque digital sounds that Rustie champions. Title track gets straight to the point – the clean, stripped down melody is made much denser and sleazier by the over-excited, meshed-up, consistent bursts of short pads and gliding synth notes. The 80s-resembling video game snippets keep everything tight and firmly grounded within the track itself; the recycling of the short, loopy vocal sample keeps alive the rhythmic and melodic intricacies, while adding another dimension to the labyrinthine array of sounds. Vector Beach follows a similar pattern, while the rest of the EP take on a more subdued approach. This 4-track release certainly has a propulsive and energetic presence, and it’s the kind of listen that’ll leave you feeling revitalised.