Bonar Bradberry is a name you won't forget in a hurry. One of the new breed who marry the snappy energy of house with the weight of disco beats, his productions have recently piqued the interest of Andrew Weatherall among others.
Bradberry's second venture with London label Under The Shade packs a real punch, with full, chugging bass lines driving bright melodies and crisp drums. On UTS35 his two originals are given contrasting remixes from a pair of duos on either side of the Atlantic.
Dropping a clue in the title, "On The Bounce" locks in rigid drums with crunchy low end. Vocal samples duck and dive with dirty acid flecks to consolidate this lolloping tribal groove, perfect for whipping the floor into shape!
Midlands pairing SAS (Below's Subb An and Adam Shelton) roll out a straight up houser and dont mess with the bounce. Tempering the drums slightly and bringing the longing vocals to the fore they drop a forceful bumper.
The mischievous bass of "Guess Who" sets a killer groove, with Bradberry allowing subtle congas to roll around freely. Jazzy samples illuminate while vocal samples add depth and texture.
New Yorkers No Regular Play strip the sheen away from the low end and add a helping of grit to the original drums of "Guess Who". Working a shimmering synth into vocal snippets they drop an assured remix, perfect for outside spaces and lost summer days.
Published: 8th May 2012