Selectors Assemble are hyped to premiere a track from Szajna’s debut 4 track solo EP titled “M41” – soon to drop on the Phuture Shock label.
Already bubbling under the surface of Manchester’s diverse music scene for some time, Bill Szajna-Hopgood, better known as Szajna has been carving out a name for himself far beyond the city of late – as a producer and DJ with a certain penchant for the broken beat genre. In recent years his productions – largely in the form of unreleased dubs and re-edits – have been making waves on the underground; garnering support from DJ’s across the board, including bruk forefather IG Culture and various members of the Selectors Assemble crew. While last summer saw the Manc resident score a V/A appearance on EVM 128 and James Rudie’s Dance Regular imprint.
Track titled ‘Spooky’ connects the dots between broken beat, grime and dark garage, in turn revealing a much darker side of Szajna’s sound palette. Built around rugged, syncopated beats, and interjected with ice-cold synth motifs and dysphoric pads, the underside boasts a menacing b-line that channels the legacy of Drum’n’Bass and nods to the early works of UKG innovators like Groove Chronicles and Zed Bias.
You can pre-order the EP both in digital and vinly via the Phuture Shock Bandcamp page.