U.K. Producer Compton White’s “Hounslow” Is A Pulsating Tribute To English Suburbs

From the mysterious artist’s self-titled debut EP.

July 11, 2016
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There's not much information on new U.K. producer Compton White, other than his real name — Lloyd Whittle — and the dramatic press shot above. Far from Compton, his self-titled debut EP captures the contrasts between the bustling mainland and blustering shores of England. The hectic "Hounslow," premiering below, propels forward on a distorted hip-hop thump, and Whittle says its origin was the manic energy of the outer city limits.

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"For me, 'Housnlow' is the tune on the record that celebrates the English suburb," he explained to The FADER over email. "I’ve always spent summer on the Isle of Wight [an island on the English Channel], which is fairly quiet, so when my family would go back to Feltham [in west London borough Hounslow] for winters, coming back to the constant roar of Boeing 747s, trains, and sirens was always exciting to me. I use to daydream about chaos and everything going wrong as a kid, I think the track represents that part of me too." SWEETBOY Records with release the Compton White EP on July 15; pre-order it here.

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