Lewis James kicks off the year with his four-track ‘Featherstone’ EP for Rua Sound and we’ve nabbed you an exclusive first listen to raucous lead track, ‘Nutso’!
Following a huge 2017 — which saw the Irishman turn heads with EPs for Lowriders Recordings and Fracture & Neptune’s Astrophonica imprint — James was named as one of DJ Mag’s Ones To Watch in 2018.
With a background in sound design, James’ productions are always of the highest calibre, and his versatility means EPs often offer jungle, half-time and more without any drop in quality.
His ‘Featherstone’ EP for Rua Sound is again a diverse effort, ranging from growling tech-y juke to half-time hip-hop with rapper 18andCounting, and a sublime melodic number featuring singer, Alison White.
Our premiere today, however, is a big, brash stomper built on monstrous roaring synths and punchy drums — guaranteed to do serious damage on the dancefloor.
The full EP drops on 2nd March, but you can pre-order it from the Rua Sound Bandcamp from tomorrow (25th January).
Make sure to also check out the Fresh Kicks mix Lewis James cooked up for us last year.
‘Featherstone’ EP Tracklist:
02. ‘Glow feat. 18andCounting’
03. ‘Clash (Gold Mix)’
04. All In feat. Alison White’
Pic by Emilie Bailey
Ben Hindle is DJ Mag’s Clubs Editor and co-founder of DJ Mag Bunker. Follow him on Twitter here.