Austin Ato is an artist with many different projects and sounds under his belt, from Drums of Death to The Slumberjack.
He’s released as Ato on labels like Futureboogie and Phonica White, mixing up afro, dub and jazz elements with his own fresh but well informed disco sound. Gilles Peterson, Laurent Garnier, Artwork and Bonobo have all been fans and he’s sure to have plenty more to come this year after this already essential EP.
Here, ‘He Can Ride’ is a tantalising track with bright melodies and a cosmic synth sequence that carries you away into the sky. The drums below make for an inviting groove and the whole thing is finished off with a well treated and twisted vocal sample that the keen eared will know comes from an absolute classic.
“The Sound Of” is available 13 July on Me Me Me