Enchufada signed producer Poté is making some serious waves right now, and ‘Oryx’, his latest free download, could be the track that sends him stratospheric. Throwing down an insouciant blend of tribal drums, grooving sub and funky, spliced hip-hop-style vocals, it’s a paragon of carnivalesque cool and a sure-shot floor-builder. Strong BBC Radio 1 support already from Phil Taggart, Toddla T, Monki and MistaJam who premiered Oryx and added it to his playlist.
Surprisingly infectious for such a minimal piece of work, this is the tune you half-remember from a glorious night out that keeps on flitting back into your consciousness for days afterwards. Also on the same release is AA-side ‘Stammer’, featuring Serocee, a dubby midtempo roller packed with spun-out atmospherics and killer fx.
Poté’s got a track signed up for the new Black Butter compilation and has also just been commissioned for an official remix of Lethal Bizzle’s latest single, so you just know that big things are coming this year.