Long has Jimpster’s Delusions Of Grandeur label been a bastion of deep and disco sounds existing in the tepid waters of bland and generic dance music around the globe. Here, they tap Austin Ato…you may remember him from his blog-house heyday moonlighting as Peaches wing-man under the moniker, Drums Of Death… for their latest 12″ outing by picking up a double header of deep house cuts with a world music bend. With title cut, “Ella,” on the a-side…complete with funky samples, gobs of disco-roto-toms and layers of analogue keys…its a sure-fire winner. Flip it over and you have the subject of our spotlight, “Putting It In My Way,” in both vocal and instrumental versions. Building on a crunchy, afro-inspired percussion groove, “Putting It In My Way” develops over a frenzy of 909 snares before crashing head-long into a deep chords and sternum rattling bass.




Artist: Austin Ato
Title: Ella
Label: Delusions Of Grandeur
Release: September 12th, 2018
Format: Vinyl
Catalog: DOG 68


– rider
Davey Schacherl
Contributing Editor