Bristol’s Mathew Walker, more formally associated with his bass-heavy House alias Julio Bashmore, has taught the industry a thing or two about vintage club stylings. But amid his underground accession and countless instalments of organic club wizardry, his debut label endeavour Broadwalk Records launches into the haze of the summer season with ‘Au Seve’.
Dismissing the more predictable avenues of Deep House that have pervaded 2012, the subtle analogue flares and infectiously cut vocal samples forge something of a twisted 21st century take on the earlier low-end acid explosion that evidently cultivated the UK and Walker alike. Quality intact and as infectious as ever, Julio Bashmore’s latest double-barrel industry endeavour acts as a refreshing call of hope to the British Dance music industry amid a year otherwise dominated by the states.
Words by Dan Carter