Phonica is proud to present the 'Song For Mr. Lewis', a new record from Austin Ato!
Austin Ato may be an unfamiliar name to most right now but you will have undoubtedly heard his music before. The man behind the mask - Colin Bailey - has a decade of music production experience under his belt using aliases such as Drums Of Death, Frankie Dreams and The Slumberjack. Following on from his recent 12' on Futureboogie, Phonica White unveils the fantastic 'Song For Mr. Lewis EP'.
When it comes to producing electronic music, Colin proves to be a dab hand at a variety of styles. His work as Austin Ato updates the classic house sound utilising live instruments - drums, percussion and keys - alongside electronic elements. At the core of 'Song For Mr Lewis' is a moving speech from civil rights activist Representative John Lewis on gun control in the United States, a message that sadly remains just as important to this day.
On the flip, the dub versions strips everything back to the drums, a raw counterpoint to the deeper original, perfect as a DJ tool but a powerful bare-bones track in itself. Finally, the blissful 'Morning' closes the EP in style, with Colin laying keys over the top of a dubbed out drum machine and bass loop that could just keep going and going. Oh yeah!
Artwork as always is supplied by the talented Pedro Carvalho de Almeida.