The Brummie-born, Manchester-based artist has already built himself a stellar reputation, with a back catalogue that boasts releases on a host of labels including Delta9 Recordings, Deep In The Jungle and Skankandbass.

His talents were soon spotted by the seminal V Recordings, where label boss Bryan Gee was quick to announce Sl8r was going to be the ‘next big thing in the scene.’ Just as comfortable tackling raucous jungle beats as he is an ethereal roller, his diverse and varied creations showcase a talent for producing right across the drum and bass spectrum.

He’s found a home on V’s Chronic imprint of late, with his most recent single dropping last month. Mimosa/Ambra sees him take inspiration from his time at Sun & Bass festival to craft two jazz-flecked rollers that embody V Recordings’ past, present and future.

Elsewhere, over the lockdown period he started crafting an exciting new jungle project with multi-genre talent Chimpo, as well as trying his hand with some garage beats; an avenue that he hopes to explore more over the coming months.

We caught up with Sl8r to chat about his recent work rate, as well as why the Manchester scene is really popping right now….