Englishman Matthew Styles will follow recent Running Back 12″s from Theo Parrish and Disco Nihilist with his own EP, entitled Aji-No-Moto .
The five track release with be the producer’s second release for Gerd Janson’s imprint, following last year’s Sample & Hold EP. The Berlin based Styles, who was once upon a time label manager of Crosstown Rebels, has also released on BPitch Control, Diamond & Pearls and Dinky’s Horizontal imprint, and has a long standing reputation for being something of a DJ’s DJ.
Aji-No-Moto sees Styles turn in drum-heavy, Chicago inspired tracks, with opening cut “Montana” also coming in stripped-back ‘bonus beat’ form. B-Side track “Hot!” bristles with a vintage Chicago bassline, while the burrowing “Sixty Ways” features a breathy vocal turn from the aforementioned Dinky. The release looks set to round off yet another exemplary year for Running Back, with Janson maintaining a monthly release schedule that has seen contributions from amongst others Todd Terje, Helium Robots, Son Of Sam, Theo Parrish, Disco Nihilist as well as a debut album from Arto Mwambe man Phillip Lauer.
Running Back will release Aji-No-Moto by Matthew Styles on October 29, 2012, on digital and vinyl formats. You can listen to snippets of each track on the release via the Soundcloud player below.
A2. Montana Bonus Beats
B2. Sixty Ways
B3. Hot! Loop