Five years after debut full-length Beyond (Hyperdub), Mancunian musician and producer Walton announced the release of a new album. Black Lotus is out on July 6th via Tectonic Recordings. “Point Blank” is the first excerpt.

“The title came from the idea that I wanted it to be sweet and melodic in areas, but dark and grimey at the same time”, recalls Walton. “I never really listened to much Japanese and Chinese music before working on this, and that element originally came from listening to a lot of Sino grime stuff. It wasn’t until I was deep into the process of making the album that I started listening to loads of traditional stuff on YouTube for melodic ideas, which changed how it turned out. The whole dubstep techno crossover thing was also a big influence.”