Premiere: Italy's FVBIO reenvisions grime on shuffling 130 number 'U6'


London label SYNES has been turning heads since its emergence in 2017, and even more so since the release of the SYNES PATCH 1 compilation last year. Helmed by a diverse team including Los Angeles producer Cadena and Plasma Abuse affiliate Druid, SYNES prides itself on releasing music that can't be pigeonholed, with its back catalog sitting at the intersections between grime, wave, trap, breaks and more.

Next up is the four-track Porphyry EP from Italian DJ/producer FVBIO. The Vienna-based innovator released his debut EP, Turbid, on local label Ashida Park in 2017, bagging a remix from the elusive Letta, and has also reimagined various iconic grime instrumentals including XTC's "Functions on the Low", Treble Clef's "Ghetto Kyote" and Spooky's "Snow Forest" as stripped-back, wave-inspired numbers.

Fans of similar genre-straddling labels like Coyote Records and Circadian Rhythms are bound to enjoy Porphyry. The project finds chirpy synth melodies paired with 
punctuative percussion inspired by baile funk, and sliding basslines similar to those used in early eskibeat. SYNES told us:

"FVBIO made the EP shortly after he moved to Vienna from a small village called Terlan and the tracks are expressing his feelings of excitement of moving to the city, but also the melancholy of transitioning away from his old life... Porphyry is a type of igneous rock, which inspired the artwork we put together, but it's also the name of a winery in his hometown."

The Porphyry EP drops next Monday, 3 June. Listen to closing track "U6" in full below ahead of its release, and find FVBIO on Facebook, Instagram and SoundCloud for more updates.