Tom Flynn is a bit of a prolific figure in the world of house and techno these days. In 2013 alone, he’s released four EPs (on Anja Schneider’s Mobilee Records, Steve Lawler’s Viva Music, and Nick Curly’s 8Bit) and appeared on a slew of compilations and remixes — in addition to his weighty touring schedule. His sound is difficult to bucket, but he represents everything from driving techno to slamming vocal house to tribal instrumental breaks. Tom Flynn is certainly a name worthy of the dance music world’s radar, and we are very excited to welcome to our latest episode of Axis.
Tom Flynn is about as well-rounded of a producer as they come. His list of musical merits are extensive — consistently landing releases on acclaimed imprints like Dirtybird, Mobilee, Hypercolour, just to name a few. Affirming him as a musical mastermind is about as accurate of a description as it gets. His latest offering comes in the form of a five-track EP titled My Hut, which is out now on Steve Lawler’s Viva Music. The package breathes life on his production prowess, weaving through segments of bouncy tech house and vintage-tinged techno. As a whole, this concoction of dance floor-ready bangers will come as a welcomed treat to any tech-conformed enthusiast. (more…)Posted by
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Shadow Child and Tom Flynn are names synonymous with booming dance tracks. They’ve worked together in the past — the Phil Collins EP on Mark Fanciulli’s Deleted imprint being their most notable release. This 2012 release showcased their ability to shape crisp percussion work with groovy basslines to construct dance floor missiles of sorts. Their remix for Kill Frenzy’s “Errrybody” follows in similar order. The track’s faint and eerie vocal flows in perfect harmony with the punchy and relentless drum work. The pairing of these underground forces proves to be a success once again.
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Tom Flynn is a rising star in the underground world with support from some of the biggest names in his niche including Richie Hawtin, Loco Dice, Claude Vonstroke, and more. After being named Pete Tong’s breakthrough producer of 2010, Flynn has continued to build his reputation with quality outputs like “Do You Like Bass?” and most recently his Work It Out EP. The EP, which features four crisp productions, makes it clear that Flynn doesn’t just like bass, he loves it. We’re partial to the original mix of “Equaliser” and “Work It Out,” but check it out and decide for yourself.
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Dave Spoon has made it pretty clear in 2012 that Shadow Child is not just a side project anymore. Spoon made his debut under the Shadow Child veil in March of this year with the release of “String Thing” on Dirtybird Records (you may also recognize it from Eats Everything‘s Essential Mix). Shadow Child’s sound is a spot on representation of the UK garage and bass sound that has dominated much of our beloved industry in 2012.
Earlier this week, he released a four part EP, 23, on Food Music, a label he shares with Kry Wolf, Tom Flynn, Hannah Wants, and James Talk. We first noticed the title track back in November when it jumped out as a highlight in Skream and Disclosure’s b2b Boiler Room set. You’re going to have a hard time forgetting this bass line. “Sensible Haircut” weaves in and out of its 2 step and bass vibes, bringing a rad vocal refrain along for the ride. Shadow Child’s original of “The Verdict pt2″ hammers out muted synth riffs within a soulful framework while labelmate Kry Wolf’s remix adds in a bit more of that spooky bass this group of producers are all relying on heavily in productions as of late.