Listening to London-based producers Deft and Lewis James' 'Teleporter', it's easy to hear how this collaboration came about.
Both artists have an innate talent for sound design, for atmosphere and intricate flourishes — characteristics you can hear throughout their individual outputs. While Deft's creations have made homes on Hooversounds, Wot Not, Brownswood and Critical, Lewis has notched up records for Original Cultures, Astrophonica and Medallion Sound as well as Exit and 1985, two imprints that Deft has also released music with.
Their coming together on Deft's own B4 Music was in the making for some time — and the results are pretty mind blowing. Moving through different tempos and paces, the EP sees them both explore new terrain whilst still retaining each of their signature styles and fusing their shared love of bass, footwork, hip hop and DnB.
Off the back of the release the pair have a reflective conversation about keeping the creative juices flowing during lockdown, the musical heritage of Croydon and what their follow up release might sound like...
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