Troy Gunner explores the outer edges of techno and bass music with his finely crafted Fresh Kicks delivery.
As with so many from the conveyor belt of talent that is Bristol – where the fast-rising selector was born – Gunner's influences and interests range far and wide, but feature overarching themes of dub and low-end-heavy genres.
Over the years he's released on the likes of Materials, Mindset and pioneering Montréal outlet, Infinite Machine, while his latest effort — a percussive dreamscape titled 'Pleading' — lands as part of a compilation EP for Brotherhood Sound System Records.
Already a respected name amongst those in the know — garnering support from tastemakers such as Gilles Peterson and Mary-Anne Hobbs — and with his own GUNNER imprint now in the works too (listen out for offerings in the set below), Troy is well-and-truly cementing his place as both a top notch producer and eclectic selector.
As futher evidence of this, Gunner's mix features tracks from the likes of Akkord, Batu, Trikk and Reform; check it out, along with the full tracklist, below.
Last record you bought?
Last film you saw?
Last club you visited?
Last meal you ate?
"Tofu and red lentil dal"
Last car you drove?
"I can't drive, so write down Ferrari F40 but make it look like I own one in the interview so people think I'm successful"
Last album you listened to in full?
"William Basinski 'Melancholia'"
Last mix you downloaded?
"Endian's Rinse FM show"
Last person you played back-to-back with?
"Woz at Cross Club in Prague"
Last vinyl you spun?
"GUNNER001 test pressings"
Last country you visited?
Last dream you remember?
"I was definitely rollerskating, which happens most nights"
252525 'Beyond' [unreleased]
Troy Gunner 'Majesty' [GUNNER]
Sieren 'Move On' [unreleased]
Joshlo 'Footwork' [Artifice]
Akkord 'XMTR' [Houndstooth]
Troy Gunner 'Concern From Afar' [GUNNER]
Yung Acid 'Boppin' (Camin Remix)' [New York Haunted]
Solitary Dancer 'Losing Touch' [Dark Entries]
Squane x Rees 'Illuminating' [Jelly Bean Farm]
Batu 'Off Court' [Hessle Audio]
Reform 'So Glad About It' [On Edge Society]
Troy Gunner 'Fictitious' [GUNNER]
Arttu 'Bass Track' [Accidental Jnr]
Trikk 'Back to Back' [Hypercolour]
Troy Gunner '???' [GUNNER]
Reform 'The Knowledge of Difference' [On Edge Society]
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