New Wen – “Intro (Family)”


On March 17, Owen Darby aka Wen will release the Signals LP on Dusk & Blackdown’s Keysound Recordings. As Wen’s debut full length, the album will offer up a kaleidoscopic view of UK pirate radio culture, London’s urban, grey-scale aesthetic and other signifiers we’ve come to expect in his productions. “Intro (Family)” is a swirling combination of eski/8 bar/wot u call it stabs and cinematic synth pads. The perpetual MC chants below the track’s surface, but acts more as a foil to the beatific pads and whirling spin backs. In the end, it’s a self-described intro, but the track shines more than enough light into Wen’s thought process to get us chuffed for the album.

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