London based DJ and producer Barney Whittaker goes under the name Footshooter, a talented musician who experiments with skippy, broken beat production and live instrumentation to create a warm, organic and authentic sound that instantly captures a gorgeous, soulful mood. His new project, Technicolour Nights, is an excellent journey through textured electronic landscapes that, as mentioned before, really capture a tone and vibe that is so infectious for dancefloors. A perfect vibe.
Highlights are plentiful throughout this project. “Juan’s Stairwell,” is a broken-beat masterpiece with synth-heavy melodies that is dreamy in sound and tone. “On Telegraph Hill” is also heavy in its synth-use, but has an incredibly groovy bassline that is just so powerful in its impact and execution. My favourite track on this album however, is “Mars,” featuring London based vocalist and MC And Is Phi, who provides an introspective and vivid spoken word piece that reflects the tempo and mood of the song itself, which is a broken-beat masterpiece, with subtle keys and synth-heavy melodies which provide for a late night reflective listen. The last two tracks on the album, “Rotations” and “Our Love” are slower tracks by tempo, but still capture the same raw aesthetic that was present throughout the album.
As a whole, Footshooter’s Technicolour Nights is an incredible project which captures London’s eclectic and exciting sound perfectly through it’s broken-beat, soulful production. A massive shoutout to Footshooter for this great release, out via YAM Records.