A seasoned producer under aliases like Drums of Death, Frankie Dreams and The Slumberjacks for nearly a decade, Colin Bailey’s focus since 2016 has been as Austin Ato. It centres on a classic house sound utilising live instruments and percussion, on full display for his Futurboogie EP earlier this year. Next up is Song For Mr Lewis, recruited by Phonica for their White series.
On ‘Morning’ a dubbed out drum machine and bass loop combined with some raspy male vocals harks to OG Mike Dunn, but just as the steady momentum takes things deeper, a beautiful keys melody break the descent, piercing through the mist with grace and beauty.
Song For Mr Lewis EP is out 1st Dec on vinyl and 7th Dec on digital – buy from Phonica.