Batu to Debut on XL Recordings
'Rebuilt' EP will land on June 1.
Omar McCutcheon, operating under his Batu alias, has been on the frontline of Bristol’s innovative electronic music scene since 2013. In 2015 he founded his record label Timedance, a platform for showcasing his tastes utilizing a close-knit group of young producers and DJs. His glistening broken techno productions are pushed through a deeply UK-sounding prism, one informed by being brought up on a diet of dubstep and UK dance music from a young age.
Batu’s Rebuilt EP marks his third release in just over a year. It’s his debut on XL Recordings and shows him “pushing his sound forward in every way possible, creating his most uniquely slippery sounding tracks to date,” the label explains.
“I wanted to try and challenge myself a bit for this EP. Every track represents a different phase of experimentation – and also different tempos, I wanted to push my processes further than I ever have done.” —Batu
B1. Flash React
B2. Tuff Cookie
Rebuilt EP will land on June 1, with “Flash React” streaming in full below.