I was at Shoreditch club XOYO a few weeks ago watching Kutmah put on a set. His final track was one of those mental, bleep-fest bangers that you listen to open-mouthed and then never hear again, or you do hear it again a few weeks later but never find out the name, and so the vicious circle continues. Luckily, it turns out that banger was ‘Aggy’, the opening track on Hyperdub debutant Walton’s EP.

A mutated funky hybrid, the energy and raw, aggressive nature takes a page straight out of Grime’s book. It’s tight as you like, it’s glorious, and an absolute genuine club monster. It wouldn’t have mattered if he’d released this as a one-track EP. Speaking of which, the rest is going to get hammered too, the 20-year-old Mancunian delving into various styles while sticking to a funky house theme. ‘Mangled Riddim’ takes a more spacious, sparse background, employing a looser bass and tribal aesthetic, while losing none of the energy or aggression. The 808’s are as apparent here as they are in ‘808 Vybzin’, which introduces good, old school house vibes into the mix. Sunny synths are the order of the day with the claps and toms swaying along. The mood of the EP shifts but the vigour and energy is retained.

The final track on the EP, ‘Skrilla’, has a sharper, more metallic edge, with offbeat drums and stabs that sound impressive when they all come together. Variants on the synth’s are made as the track progresses, but losing none of it’s darker feel. Walton’s made an EP that, as with most Hyperdub releases, makes you sit up and notice the difference. It’s an immense debut, containing tracks that you’re going to be hearing in clubs for a long time.