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Flying Dutchman Martyn recently unleashed his latest single “Masks” on Brainfeeder, a taste of what to expect on his forthcoming full length, Ghost People — slated for release on Oct. 10. The veteran producer and DJ also recently appeared on Benji B’s BBC radio program to promote the new record and preview a few new tracks from the LP. And while the first single “Masks” is enough to get you excited about the album on its own, some of the deeper cuts previewed on the show, most notably “Pop Gun”, hint at a more progressive dancefloor sound for Martyn’s new effort.
“Pop Gun” combines the massive arena-ready synths of Joker and Skream with a heavy bassline and spastic percussion more reminiscent of Pearson Sound and the Night Slugs crew. The lead single also does a bit of its’ own genre-bending, laying the groundwork with a slow-building, non-traditional arrangement and incorporating some old school synths for a slight house feel. Most of these signs point to a more adventurous, experimental outing for Martyn’s next LP, and considering Brainfeeder’s track record over the last six months, it should find a home on our Halloween party soundtrack come October.