Happy-go-lucky, playful and outlandish; those are just a few of the words that spring to mind when I think of Maxmillion Dunbar. Practically every press shot of the Future Times head honcho sees the man sporting a massive grin and that high-spirited disposition shines through on most of his productions.

Ending the year with a strong flurry of releases – including a third instalment in their superb Vibe series – Future Times look set to enter 2016 by extending a rich vein of form, starting with a new album from Dunbar, and the first to appear on his own label. Comprised of “seven songs acting on instinct”, it also happens to have been mixed alongside another favourite in Jordan Czamanski, so we’re expecting big things.

While Boost doesn’t drop until February, we’re being treated to a taste of what’s to come with an unruly and eccentric 808 workout, entitled ‘Rhythm Automator’. Combining rubberised bass with celestial electronics, Dunbar mediates between the blissful and just plain weird with consummate ease.

Boost is out in both digital and vinyl format in February 2016.

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