Listen: Hackman & Bluto – What Matters [Deadplate]

Deadplate records come with their third release as we see Hackman and Bluto bring it with a James Fox remix on the flip, making for a couple of rather sturdy numbers indeed.

Over the last year the London based imprint has really proved itself in the current climate of electronic music with its first two releases, the latter being an exceedingly decent broken house number from Bristol’s Artifact. This time around we see the so far consistent label  boasting several consistent artists, bringing a release of more solid house sounds and with excellent execution.

On the A side Hackman links up with Bluto for ‘What Matters’. The track bumps to a catchy nostalgic house riff and a muted pan pipe seems to weave throughout, constantly building emotional tones into the mix. The flip side elects London resident James fox to lay down his House sound for the remix. Pads and ambience play a more relevant role in this one, and the stabs and vocals spark UKG vibes over a seductive booted groove.

What Matters is out on 12″ vinyl and digital via Deadplate Records as of tomorrow. Support comes from the likes of Rob da Bank, MA1, Sinden, Midland and Guy Andrews. Pick it up from all good retailers including Boomkat, Catapult, Piccadilly and Juno.

[Full disclosure: Deadplate Records is a label independently run by The Daily Street team member Alex Synamatix]

Luke Pinot

Co-founder of music blog Bass Ache and an active part of Bristol's music scene, Luke manages our mixtape series as well as contributing to other areas of The Daily Street.

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  • Chris Airplays

    sounding good. Hackman and James Fox are both on form.