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James Burton returns to Of Unsound Mind with his ‘Better than That’ EP


Next up on Skream’s label is James Burton’s groove fuelled ‘Better than That EP’ on Of Unsound Mind.

James Burton has kicked off 2021 in emphatic style with his ‘Need U So Bad EP’ on W&O Street Tracks, receiving heavy radio support from BBC Radio 1’s Danny Howard, Annie Mac and Kiss FM’s Charlie Tee as well as support from DJ Harvey, Eli Brown, Jansons, Spektre and Walker & Royce.

This is what James had to say about the tracks on his release: “’Better Than That’ is unlike most of my releases, I finished it a few weeks ago and it has gone straight to release, it usually feels like a lifetime before a release comes out. This is a result of Christmas, as my Mam got me a 303 emulator synth for Christmas ha! I made quite a few elements of the track with this, as well as dusting off the old trusty TR-8 drum machine I hadn’t used for a while and also used the Korg Minilogue. The result is a swarm of driving synthesised elements with a mean bottom end and tight punchy percussion blended to form a quintessential electronic club banger. ‘Wonder Why’ is centred around a classic Rn’B vocal and a rumbling bassline, which morphs into a bumpy n’ funky salacious cut.”

James Burton ‘Better than That EP’ is out on Of Unsound Mind on Friday 12th February 2021. We premiere ‘Wonder Why’ on Data Transmission for you today, check it out here and grab it here. Also, we spoke to James recently in our ‘The Lockdown Lowdown with James Burton’ feature, which you can read here.

Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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