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False Reeds EP

Batu hasn’t released anything on his own, forward-thinking Timedance label for a couple of years. He is back now, though, with a new 3-track 12”, False Reeds EP. The Bristol-based producer and DJ is enjoying increasing success and respect as these cuts, which are both cerebral and visceral, show. 12" on Timedance.

Rebuilt EP

With the release of Batu’s new EP, Omar McCutcheon proves he’s still on the frontline of Bristol’s electronic music scene. The founder of Timedance - his record label that showcases the blossoming talent of young DJ’s and producers - Omar found time to release his own EP on XL Recordings, marking Batu’s third release of 2018. Drawing from the dub and dance music that raised him, Batu’s new EP propels his sound into new realms of experimentation with unexpected beats and tempos.  

Lurka x Batu
Fringe White EP

Two from the Timedance stable repress their first collaborative EP, one that dropped way back in the mists of 2016. With its thick chunks of sub bass, skittish lead lines and Eski-meets-Berghain drum programming, Fringe White is one of the very best records to have emerged from the excellent West Country techno scene.
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Batu x Lurka
Kneqq / Struck

Batu & Lurka, Lurka & Batu. Two of Bristol’s best teamed up for their second collaborative release last year, and after the first run sold out they’ve put a few more copies to wax. ‘Kneqq’ was one of 2017’s best, an aquatic bass-techno roller with shades of L-Vis 1990’s ‘Ballad 4D’. ‘Struck’, meanwhile, is a nice mix of dub-techno and the sort of stuff James Blake was making for Hessle Audio a few years back.


Keeping busy with releases on Fringe White, Dnuos Ytivil, Hotline as well as on his own Timedance imprint, bristolian producer Batu makes his Hessle Audio debut with four tracks of off-kilter atmospherics and electronic glitches, all driven by a precise percussive groove. Crisp and deceptively clear techno for the small hours.

Murmur EP

Stark beat-work drives this obscure 12” released on Timedance, and produced by the label’s head figure. At it’s core are rapidly jarring rhythms that propel the tracks in a lazy techno tempo, over which modulated signals and metallic knocks ring out as if from some sci-fi jungle. Heady stuff.

Bleeper Feed / April These

The latest release on Livity Sound’s still-amazing ‘reverse label’ dnuoS ytiviL is from busy new producer Batu. Boss of the Timedance label and recently appearing on Hotline, Bleeper Feed / April These is a pair of rolling, bouncing big-hitters, fitting straight in with the off-kilter Bristol sound the label is so roundly renowned for. 12”.

Dekalb / Collate

When Batu records for the Mistry label, he seems to do his best work and with each work he seems to find more of his own sound. However there are still the starting points that he shares with the likes of Beneath, Pinch and Lurka such as tempo and aesthetic. Dakalib thuds at the bottom, snaps at the top and wails in the middle. on the flip, Collate takes bass and industrial drums to the jungle at 130 bpm.