Rising Nottingham resident Epworth has passed along the Nas-sampling “Ain’t Hard” to help introduce his take on UK bass music. The 23-year-old DJ/producer has been steadily building a rep thanks to a flurry of activity in 2011, including a mix for Sonic Router, a collaborative track with Hackman, and his work running the clothing/art shop/collective Mimm. Now, with a forthcoming 10″ single on its way January 30 for the Dutch Tube 10 imprint, Epworth is poised to continue making moves in 2012, and with percussive heaters like “Ain’t Hard” at his disposal, we’ll likely continue to take notice.

Ain’t Hard