Following critically acclaimed releases with Dance Regular and Rhythm Section (releasing under SAUL with Jack Stephenson-Oliver), London-based producer/DJ Footshooter lands on Astral Black with his full-length debut, the ‘Southside Hymns’ LP.
‘Southside Hymns’ is a decadent tribute to the community, club nights and culture of London that Barney Whittaker (Footshooter) is intrinsically a part of. This ethos is embodied in the skippy broken-beat of the MA.MOYO featuring ’Passing Clouds’ (a tribute to the community-ran venue of the same name), whilst the piercing synth stabs and horn laden groove of ‘Juno Café' (featuring Ezra Collective's James Mollison) is a nod to the South East London club space it's named after.
Following the Albertina featuring single ‘Twilight’, the EP transitions from a dusk drive through the city - taking in the sights and sounds of Whittaker’s favourite foliage-flaunting haunts, to parking the listener firmly on the dance floor with the trunk rattling bass of ‘Untether’ and the Natty Wylah featuring ‘Bloom’.
Through enlisting a guest cast including the likes of vocalists MA.MOYO, Natty Wylah & Albertina, guest instrumentalists and long-term collaborators Wilf Petherbridge, Isobel Risk, Ebyan Rezguli & James Mollison, as well as artwork by Illustrator & NTS resident Anu Ambasna - Footshooter has ensured that ‘Southside Hymns’ at once embodies the contemporary London music community that it is also a dedication to.
‘Southside Hymns’ drops October 15th on 12” vinyl & digital DL via Astral Black Records.
released October 15, 2021
All songs produced, recorded & mixed by Footshooter (except where noted)
Mastered by Alex Gordon @ Abbey Road Studios.
Artwork by Anu Ambasna.