DSK003: Visionist - Rock The Flock
Rock The Flock
The long awaited third release on the Diskotopia label will come out at the start of July, Visionist’s Rock The Flock
Diskotopia is proud to present the Rock The Flock single from Visionist, aka Louis Carnell, aka Mr. 67, a 21-year old producer from South London who’s been turning heads with his unique take on the current UK bass music scene. Originally starting off as a grime MC, Visionist branched off into production to further develop his own sound. After some time producing varied strains of UK-centered underground music, Visionist has arrived at a blend of 808-centric minimalism and funky propelled energy that’s weighted together with the sub bass aesthetic of UK soundsystem culture, perfectly embodied in both Rock The Flock and Survive.
Visionist starts things off with Rock The Flock, a club-ready call-to-arms sounding as if King Jammy’s digi-dancehall productions were transported to the year 3012 via being edited in time-space by Egyptian Lover, Ganja Kru and Musical Mobb. Survive follows on in a deadlier, sub-driven vibe, taking the listener on a journey through London’s smokey back roads, with carefully executed drum programming, hypnotic vocal chants and panic-inducing atmospherics.
Fresh off her brilliant Decaffienated Love EP for Scratcha’s DVA Music imprint, London producer Shy One opens the basement windows with her version of Rock The Flock. Jazzy piano licks, swirling pads and rolling drums take centre stage to transport Rock The Flock to an airy higher level.
The Diskotopia Dub version of Rock The Flock, a collaborative production by label heads A Taut Line and BD1982, takes Visionist’s original to the after-hours crowd, intoxicating the track with acid-flashback flourishes, lowly swung 4x4 rhythms and shots of sub bass.
Dutty Artz member Lamin Fofana represents the New York tropical sound with a Keith Fullerton Whitman indebted “Disingenuous” mix of Rock The Flock. Laser-gleaned kicks splice swirling remnants of mutated synth patterns bringing the release to a mind-bending conclusion.
Visionist also has upcoming releases lined up for Oneman’s 502 Recordings, Throwing Snow’s Left Blank imprint as well as developing his own label, 91 Points which will soon host the release of the already cult-classic Mr. 67. Visionist has already been getting airplay on BBC Radio One, Rinse FM and more, on top of receiving DJ support from a wide variety of international talent including (the aforementioned) Oneman, Hyetal, Blackdown, Darksky, French Fries, Starkey, Photomachine and many more.
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