SONG OF THE DAY Ash Walker Meets Sweatshop Soundsystem – Bagger (ft. Yazz Ahmed)

I feel like a snake in a basket! One listen to today’s sinuous tune and I’m charmed!

London-based producer Ash Walker has been releasing his jazz-inspired, dub-rooted electronic sounds for at least 2 years, so if he isn’t a new discovery for you (as he is for me), forgive me if I repeat some facts you already know!

Ash Walker started out out as a DJ, supporting reggae and ska artists such as Lee Scratch Perry, David Rodigan and the Specials at their live shows, but it wasn’t long before he started focusing on his own productions.

Releasing his debut album in 2015 and second LP earlier this year, Ash Walker follows his recent offerings (again via London’s Deep Heads) with a new two-track EP which (as described on his Bandcamp page) ‘taps the veins of Soul, Jazz and Funk, fusing them into a suspicious Trip Hop tapestry’.   Both of the EP’s songs features the hypnotic sounds of trumpet/flugelhorn player, Yazz Ahmed who has been labelled as ‘one of the freshest artists to rupture the Jazz world with her psychedelic Arabic rhythms!’

The EP will be released as a limited edition heavyweight 12″ early next year and the good news is that today’s song, Bagger is now available to buy digitally!  So, if like me you have been sucked into this delectable tune, are loving everything about it and need to own it right this minute, you are in luck!!!…  Download today’s song and pre-order the EP from here. 

Ash Walker breaks down both songs on his Bandcamp page and had this to say of Bagger:

“Bagger was originally made at my old studio in crouch end and was inspired by the Greek/Turkish food I was eating at the time in the area…. I played it with Charlie at home, decided that it would sound great with Yazz on, and pulled the trigger…. the Bagger was born”.

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