We’re delighted to welcome Bradley Hutchings aka Guava to the Control Freak family for his first solo EP to round off 2019. Between a busy touring schedule as a session guitarist, Bradley has developed a distinctively meticulous approach to songwriting and production which has already earned him acclaim for releases on Holding Hands & Nick Hoppner’s Touch From a Distance.
The A-Side features two dancefloor heaters which take influence from across the spectrum of UK club music. Title track ‘Lift’ is a playful wobbler, combining a wubby baseline with trippy sample manipulation. Segelflugzeug is guaranteed to do peak time damage, driven by an atmospheric, rising synth line, rolling breaks and explosive low end pressure.
On the flip, Can’t Catch Me brings a distinct flavour of UKG to the table with it’s glitchy per- cussive fills & tightly chopped vocal sampling. The record closes with Alt-Love, a lush and delicate ambient guitar track.
Support to come from Hyponik + Ransom Note + more Saoirse to feature a track on her BBC Radio 1 residency.
More DJ support from Pariah, Peverelist, Elena Colombi, Desert Sound Colony and others.
Launch Party: 6th Dec @ Kristina Records
Published: 21st November 2019