Walton Announces New Album On Tectonic
Manchester producer Walton has just announced his second album! Black Lotus is out 6th July via Tectonic, and features collaborations with Riko Dan and Wen. He's previously released on the likes of Keysound and Kaizen, with his debut album Beyond coming out on Hyperdub in 2013.
Walton's strongest set of material date, Black Lotus is home to a spacious and futuristic mix of grime, dubstep, abstract electronics and far eastern melodies.
“The title came from the idea that I wanted it to be sweet and melodic in areas, but dark and grimey at the same time”, recalls Walton. “I never really listened to much Japanese and Chinese music before working on this, and that element originally came from listening to a lot of Sino grime stuff. It wasn’t until I was deep into the process of making the album that I started listening to loads of traditional stuff on YouTube for melodic ideas, which changed how it turned out. The whole dubstep techno crossover thing was also a big influence.”
Listen to 'Erhu' below:
Black Lotus tracklist:
01. Black Lotus
02. Point Blank
03. Koto Riddim
04. No Mercy (feat. Riko Dan)
05. Mad Zapper
06. Angry Drummer
09. Vectors (feat. Wen)
10. White Lotus
Black Lotus is out 6th July via Tectonic. Pre-order it here.