Needwant call upon on the immaculate production skills of Bonar Bradberry for his second release on the label. Bonar’s You Were Away EP is a journey through emotive disco dreams, with remixes from two rising producers Maxxi Soundsystem and Space Ranger.
‘You Were Away’ is a thought-provoking slice of day dreaming disco. Steady shakes and claps set the pace while sleek synth licks and emotive piano keys build the track into full momentum. Blissfully whispering through the melody is the dreamy vocal sung by Bonar himself, demonstrating his diverse artistic talents. The A-side also includes an instrumental version, that lets the music do the talking.
German trio Space Ranger provide a powerful and driving remix of ‘You Were Away’. It’s a deep, hypnotic and sensuous re-imagination of the original with a spacey injection, raw funk and housey groove that will rock the most discerning of dancefloors. Maxxi Soundsystem steps in to remix ‘Lip Therapy’ with a now trademark build of soaring synths, added soulful vocal hooks and big bass drop that transforms the track into an uplifting classic house cut.
‘You Were Away’ is Bonar Bradberry’s second release on London based Needwant Records and the relationship between the two is a seamless fit. Alongside his solo projects, Bonar is one half of the Leeds based super duo, PBR Streetgang.
Published: 1st December 2011