Twilit Seattle producer Kid Smpl, aka Joey Butler, returns this month with the 'Armour' EP – following up on his recent two-part remix collection complimenting last year's 'Skylight' debut. Butler's long-time love of grime may not have always been clear on 'Skylight' – and while 'Armour' isn't quite eskibeat or North American reinterpretation a la Tre Mission, you can hear some of grime's severeness eking out through the EP's rugged edges. This is no clearer than on_Promist_ – which begins with the kind of sombre synth aches that Butler appears to turn out in his sleep, soon catching alight as its introspection is disturbed by a juddering club beat and far-off beckons to the 'floor.
Here's the full tracklist for the 'Armour' EP, which features a hook-up with Dropping Gems dude DJAO:
1. Why Did I Breathe (feat. DJAO)
5. Breathing In Space
Hush Hush Records will release the 'Armour' EP on the 22nd July.