One of the Brighton scene’s brightest emerging beatmakers, El Train is making serious waves on both sides of the Atlantic, on the radar of cult US collective Soulection as well as serious tastemakers COMPLEX, DUMMY and WONDERLAND for his recent releases.
Now coming through with his first new material of 2018 with the bouncy, future R&B heater “She” featuring one of the UK’s foremost emerging rappers in Barney Artist, it’s immediately clear why he’s on the radar of some of the hottest DJs in the world including BBCR1 Xtra’s Mistajam, DJ Target, Jamz Supernova and Complexion Radio.
Since winning a mixing competition judged by Four Tet, El has been steadily releasing some of the most finessed blend of Hip-Hop, R&B and electronica that comes with a heavy nod to the US West Coast scene. Also a DJ, he’s recently supported the likes of Snakehips, Bondax and Zac Abel, playing Wildlife Festival, Glastonbury and regularly in Brighton and London.
As a taster of more work to come this year, and with a collab list that counts some of the bonafide hottest emerging UK talent in Bassette, Pip Millett, Sam Wills and The Age of L.U.N.A., El Train is ready to cement his burgeoning reputation as one of the hottest artists coming out of the country right now. Sleep on El at your peril. This is a severely hyped beatmaker with legitimate claims to becoming synonymous with the likes of Kaytranada and Sango.