Max Mason returns to Boiled Wonderland with his latest floor-focused stylings, playing fast and loose with rhythm on the new single, ‘Slope’.
The acid-flecked jam is primed for warehouse immersion, its evolving groove morphing between propulsive reggaeton and rolling jungle rhythms as alluring vocals and evocative synths surf the sonic parameters. Brooding, atmospheric and wildly energetic, the genre-gliding track bursts with UK flavour, and its release marks a return home for the British producer following time spent living in Vietnam. “It just made sense to release this record now after living in Asia for 5 years and being back in the UK,” says Max. “This record has that UK feel and something else that I can’t quite put my finger on. For me, the track gives the listener exactly what they want from a dancefloor tune. Energy, dynamism and an element of surprise”.
Complimenting the release is a remix from another of the Bangkok-based imprint’s favourite artists, with fellow Krung Thep resident Chalo following up on last year’s ‘Lucid’ with a typically captivating return to the label. Exhibiting his trademark rhythmic flair, he maintains the original’s eerie intention, pitching moody melodics over scattered drums while pushing the tempo to near-breaking point.
This is more fine curatorial work from the Boiled Wonderland team, once again providing a tantalising glimpse into the pitch-black topography of the Southeast Asian underground’s outer reaches — albeit with a palpable UK twist.
Max Mason 'Slope' is out on December 8 via Boiled Wonderland. You can buy it here or on the player above
Patrizio Cavaliere is Mixmag Asia's Music Editor. Follow him on Instagram