Bristol producer Kowton (real name: Joe Cowton) steadily rose up from the underground in 2012, appearing on respected labels like Keysound and hometown imprint Idle Hands while also delivering quality remixes for Untold, Teeth, and more over the course of the year. 2013 promises to be a similarly prolific period for the burgeoning Bristolian, beginning with a release crafted alongside UK veteran Peverelist for the forward-thinking Hessle Audio. Expect to hear plenty more of Kowton’s powerful take on shuffling house as the UK bass explosion continues apace.

Sum up 2012 in three words.

House. Techno. Grime.

Have a favorite track from last year?

Besides you, who else should we keep an eye on this year?

Young Echo: Kahn, Vessel, El Kid. Outboxx.

Any predictions for 2013, music or otherwise?

Everyone deciding they love techno and always have done.

What’s next for you release-wise, and what should we look forward to in the future?

“Raw Code,” a collaboration with Peverelist on Hessle Audio. Then after that a tune called “TFB” on All Caps with Stingray and Karenn remixes.