London based producer Ash Walker follows up his recent offerings on Deep Heads with a new two-track EP full of abstract rhythms, hints of dub and jazz influences on Sweatshop Soundsystem.
Almost a year on from his second album Echo Chamber the new project continues his boundary-blurring adventures with the help of trumpet/flugelhorn player Yazz Ahmed, one of the freshest artists to rupture the Jazz world with her psychedelic Arabic rhythms.
For an insight into how the tracks came together, Ash Walker breaks down both songs :
One for the heads.
“3ft above was inspired by Ezra: he made a sketch originally that I reworked into my own vibe, removed layers and then added in drums, bass etc. until I ended up with what it was…. then Yazz truly finessed it….. lots of space echo used”.
An opiate laden dancefloor stomper. Big Fishtank Funk.
“Bagger was originally made at my old studio in crouch end and was inspired by the Greek/Turkish food I was eating at the time in the area…. I played it with Charlie at home, decided that it would sound great with Yazz on, and pulled the trigger…. the Bagger was born”.
The result of this pairing is a winning combination with both bringing their considerable talents and styles to the table fitting together perfectly!
A portion of the proceeds goes to the anti-sweatshop activist organisation “No Sweat” – fighting for workers rights worldwide.