The profile for this artist opens with the words:

“TOBACCO has a new record called Maniac Meat out on anticon records. It’s loud.”

Tobacco - Maniac Meat (2010)

I wouldn’t have it any other way.

The guys seems to be a bit secretive – there’s not much info about him on the label’s site…well, that’s not strictly true. There’s a fair bit of info about him up there, just not his name! Hidden in the middle of it is the fact that his favourite record of all time is Beck’s Mellow Gold, and it’s Beck’s vocal that features on this track:

Tobacco – Fresh Hex (feat. Beck)

It’s on his new album, Maniac Meat, to be released on 5 July in the UK and it is a mother of a party track – only about 1m 30s long, but stuffed with dirty electronics and beats.

If I ever get round to trying to be a DJ, this’ll be on the setlist.