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Compton White

Artist Biography

Conceived in a constant state of limbo, the self titled, 'Compton White' EP tells the story of a childhood lived between many homes. It's creator, 21 year old UK based producer and multi- instrumentalist, Lloyd Whittle comes from an unusual background being part of a generation of Romany showmen aka 'Sand Scratchers' who settled on the coasts of Great Britain one hundred years or so ago. Growing up, the seasonal nature of his family's business put him in a state of constant migration between the Isle of Wight (the island) and urban London (the mainland). The EP was composed in an attempt to capture this duality in all of it's complexity, and subsequently traverses a number of styles and genres; boom bap beats dripping in nostalgia, and jagged grime textures hit hard alongside hazy, warm ambiance and distinctly British, pastoral, almost prog like elements, with the occasional pirate radio static cutting through proceedings. What holds these disparate elements together is the confidence with which Compton assembles the narratives, all the more impressive when we keep in mind this is his debut release. Aside from the record being a sonically inventive head-rush of a listen, it exudes emotion and feels like an incredibly personal statement. As some have begun to note, 'Compton White' signals the emergence of an artist who is surely one to watch.