One of the most fluid areas of creative energy in electronic music right now is the connection between modern production and non-Western forms.
From Auntie Flo's Highlife stable to 2562's A Made Up sound alter ego, it seems that for the most cutting edge sounds a new breed of artists are looking to deeply traditional forms.
Damon Bell works within this spirit. The producer utilises a deft array of samples, peppering his forward thinking house productions with organic, acoustic samples.
Working on fresh material, the Californian artist's new EP is set to drop on August 18th via the R&S affiliated label Meda Fury. Ahead of this, Clash is able to premiere 'Hue-Man Made'.
Damon Bell snaps a quick sample, looping a single string, West African guitar line to craft something with a deep, dark, hypnotic groove.
Vocals and flute fluttering in and out of the producer, with the London artist allowing some percussive house beats to float underneath.
It's a gently intoxicating cut - tune in below.