Howes is an intriguing young artist who's based in Manchester. Citing John Cage, Delia Derbyshire and Cluster as influences, he's clearly thinking about dance music a little deeper than the average young gun out to make download chart-topping bangers.
This year's free single 'Asiko' marked the 19 year old out as one to watch; with a production signature that's highly atmospheric and pretty damn bumpin', it's clear Howes is onto something promising.
Out on July 29, his next single, the double-A side 'TD-W700'/'Leazes', is just an impressive an effort. A sparse yet driving techno template is wrapped in tape hiss and bolstered by dollops of deep bass, astral sound effects sweeping in and out of the mix. We've got the first play of 'TD-W700', check it below.
'TD-W700'/'Leazes' is out on July 29 via Melodic