Los Angeles-based producer Gunslinger has been making a name for himself with his synthesis of live instruments and atmospheric electronic beats. His latest, “Journeyman,” opens up with prominent use of guitar — which engenders immediate comparison to Zhu‘s work with the axe. However, where Zhu has opted for a more ominous tone of late, Gunslinger leans into an atmospheric vibe that is both fairly loose while crackling with energy.
“Journeyman’s” drop features a number of unfurling, plucked basses that propel the production forward before building to surprise, guitar-laden progressive house inspired finale. With the successful combination of such disparate style, Gunslinger is establishing himself as one to watch.