As a blueprint it could go either way but he has pulled it off with style so far, crafting a hybrid of hip-hop and lo-fi house that sounds genuinely fresh. Slyngshot chops up jazzy melodies hip-hop style, setting them over blown-out house rhythms and seasoning with a healthy dose of turntablist effects. The sound he pushes is a set of familiar influences arranged in an unusual way.
So far the German producer has built his name the old-fashioned way, issuing quality tapes and records from his pointedly garish website until people began to sit up and take notice.
Yappin Records boss DJ Slyngshot may be successfully keeping his identity a secret, but he can’t stop his reputation from growing.