Woz – Early Morning Champagne ft Joel Compass [Stream]
Bristol producer Ashley ‘Woz’ Westlake is rightfully dubbed by most of the London music cognescenti as a ‘dope genius’: EZ, Toddla T, Roska, Foamo, Skream and Marcus Nasty have all been playing his records across town for a while now; the rest of society (and Rolling Stone Magazine) got to know when he dropped his remix of Rudimental’s ‘Feel The Love’ featuring Childish Gambino, racking up over 170K plays on SoundCloud in the process. He also mixed the massive Scrufizzer VS. Black Butter mixtape that premiered on Noisey in July.
Woz’s first release as a solo artist is a trademark affair: dark, subliminal basslines mixed with snappy, organic beats. For the special occasion he’s enlisted Joel Compass on vocals (himself currently one of London’s hottest properties having just released a remix with G.O.O.D. Music’s Pusha T) giving a lilting, uplifting vibe to Woz’s more Machiavellian, technical ablilties: there’s something intrinsically tribal here, and yet Woz’s music is so of the city that it’s almost inseparable from warehouse raves, sweating walls and sweeping car headlights across late night streets.
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