Half Baked’s Sam Bangura has got fine taste. He cites the Perlon label as one of his biggest inspirations and has marvelled at the abilities of Zip and Ricardo Villalobos to create DJ sets that tell stories on the dancefloor. Those leaping off points of groovy minimal house and techno are certainly a good indication of Sam’s own sound, but he’s also someone who enjoys keeping his sets fresh with unexpected turns. From pared-down drum tracks to itchy, vocal garage cuts, Sam weaves together these diverse musical touchpoints into a cohesive whole. Ultimately, the story we think he’ll be telling at ION is one of depth, quality and refinement.