Introducing ‘Atavistic’ by Scott Booth

The Acoustic Guitar Reimagined: A Sonic Fusion of Celtic Roots and Electronic Dance Music

“Wow, what an unbelievable talent!” Trevor Horn, legendary record producer

Scott Booth, a rising artist renowned for his mesmerising guitar virtuosity and enthralling live performances, unveiled his eagerly awaited debut album ‘Atavistic’ through the newly established label, Out Yer Box Records, on 16th June 2023.

Though guitar and electronic music generally occupy separate spheres, Scott Booth masterfully bridges the divide. Utilising his guitar to create electronic music, Scott artfully combines strumming and finger-picking techniques, generates percussion reminiscent of a Tabla drum, and employs an array of pedals to unlock dynamic effects. Remarkably, Scott crafts a sonic canvas almost entirely from the rich, organic tones of the acoustic guitar, resulting in a truly unparalleled listening experience.

The album title ‘Atavistic,’ refers to the idea of returning to ancient or ancestral origins, tapping into Scott’s Celtic roots. This musical odyssey aims to evoke the primal instincts and ancestral memories within each listener, forging a deep connection with the musical traditions that have shaped our history and culture. The album invites listeners to rediscover and appreciate the enigmatic possibilities of this singular instrument.

Through the previously released singles ‘The End’ and ‘The Beginning,’ Scott skillfully demonstrates the harmonious fusion of his rich cultural influences with his passion for electronic dance music. Seamlessly integrating these diverse elements, he weaves an entrancing and fluid tapestry of sound.

Noteworthy tracks within this work include ‘Mono,’ an enthralling opener that instantly sets the narrative and tone; ‘Battleground,’ exuding a dark and atmospheric aura; ‘The River,’ brimming with energy and rhythmic momentum; and ‘Vulture,’ ‘The End,’ and ‘Carnival,’ which effortlessly conclude the album’s journey while showcasing the vast and diverse sonic capabilities of this extraordinary instrument.

‘Atavistic’ serves as a bridge between the old and the new, the acoustic and the electronic, the natural and the artificial. The album blends the ancient with the contemporary, the organic with the digital, and the emotional with the logical.

Scott Booth’s live performances have dazzled audiences across the UK at prestigious events such as Glastonbury and Camp Bliss, earning him a reputation as a rising and innovative pioneer in both the guitar and dance music realms.

His live performances are not the only testament to Scott’s talent. Numerous videos featuring his intricate tribal guitar percussion have gone viral online, amassing over a million views on a single video and solidifying his position as a trailblazing musician pushing the boundaries of his instrument. ‘Atavistic’ marks just the beginning of this musician’s remarkable journey.


Release Date : June 16, 2023
Artist : Scott Booth
Format : Out Yer Box
Catalog ref. : OYBAL001