Published on Jan 16, 2013
Leon Sweet -- Beats Slave Auto / GTTR
1. Beat Slave Auto
Leon Sweet is a producer who has paid his dues and has the scars to prove it! He cut his teeth on the free party circuit in the 90s, has been stuck in the middle of a gangster / bouncer showdown in the booth of the MOS whilst DJing and experienced major label meltdown.
And now after a break he's back with two dance floor bombs for Paper on this debut two track EP for the label.
Beat Slave Auto first came to our attention via the great Billy Scurry who heard it on Soundcloud and pointed it in our direction. It's a super heavy, hypnotic, pitched down slomo acid track that weighs in at over 10 minutes. Straddling techno, cosmic, house and disco, it twists and turns in to what is proper head music.
The video is by Miles Halpin who approached it with a lo-fi ethic, creating an absorbing immersive film that matches the hypnotic music. It was premiered at the underground pop up Magpie Cinema in Hebden Bridge in November 2012.
"As a first foray into the world of music videos, the film for 'Beat Slave Auto' is a super-low budget solo work made using only the most basic of equipment: a small handheld camera, and simple computer software. I like the constraints and limitations of the lo-fi approach - your ideas have to be clean and straightforward. And I also like to discover the freedoms and spontaneity which lo-fi imposes." Miles Halpin
miles halpin also produces short art-films.