20-year-old Newport, Wales resident Elliot "Dellux" Brussalis has - despite his young age - a formidable CV. Even prior to his work with the Astroid Boys, at the age of 14 he'd already taken control of the most popular slot on his local station, Newport City Radio. It was here that he decided to branch into production, picking up a copy of Reason 3 and spending the next two years training his production skills. By the age of 16, he had joined Astroid Boys as their primary producer, merging together hip-hop, grime and hardcore into their distinct sound. "The wave of new electronic hip-hop in recent years has been amazing," Dellux told us via email. "It's encouraged many new styles and ideas." Many of those ideas are found on his forthcoming debut solo EP Dreamer, which is set to be released next month via Chase & Status' MTA Records, while Dellux takes a break from group activities.

For now, The 405 has your first listen to EP cut 'Beat01633' which channels Dellux's more hip-hop inspired sound. The bass and drum beat sounds like something from heyday Timbaland, while the glitched-out beats and sound effects on top add a Dellux sound that almost has me mourning the loss of TNGHT. In fact, if Timbaland and TNGHT had a musical baby, it'd probably sound like this. "This tune was originally around 1:20 long, it was made to be an interlude or something of the sort," Dellux said of the track. "But I finally added to it and took it wherever felt natural. It's literally just me making a beat without quantising anything and letting it flow."

Look out for the Dreamer EP, which is set for release on April 1 via MTA Records.