The boy. We first met Finn when he warmed up for us at a clubnight in Manchester, he then sent us demos and blew us away. His debut single ‘Keep Calling’ was an instant hit, introducing the world to his sample-heavy blend of grime, r’n’b and US club music. It was one of the year’s best-received singles, played relentlessly by Mr Mitch, DJ Q, Murlo, Kode9, Eclair Fifi and more, and this is what it did to Boiler Room.
Finn has also emerged as one of the best new DJs around, with a knowledge of r’n’b, Baltimore and Jersey club, house, garage and grime beyond his years. In 2015 he dropped a remix EP, Finn Remixed, before co-producing Jammz’ ‘Final Warning’ single. On his next EP, Knock Knock, he comes of age, expanding his sound to take in the loopy house of Roule and Dance Mania and the breathless hip-hop of Just Blaze and Heatmakerz with that uncanny Finn knack for knowing just what works where in a club. There’s a bunch of people chopping up samples in a club context right now, but nobody does it like Finn.
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Finn on the buttons for South London MC Faultsz’s new single.