"Ain't No Other Drug, As Good As This Here Love - Gonna Give You A Bear Hug"
With the sun out and festival season just around the corner, The 2 Bears return with their biggest crowd pleasers yet on the Bear Hug EP out May 30th on Southern Fried.
Equipped for both barmy afternoons in blissed-out fields and after hours naughtiness in the darkest dance tents, The 2 Bears set the seal on their trademark brand of house revisionism.
Opening up with Take A Look Around, 2 Bears take us from ‘techy’ intro to full on house inclusivity inside seven minutes, with Raf’s understated vocals joined by star-to-be Alice Gold. Then there is the bashy jump-up instrumental In My Brain Is Like A Computer, to set us up for an MC’d walk through of The 2 Bears dancefloor doctrine, Bear Hug. As for the EP closer Banger, the title speaks for itself – a tune that cuts deeper and harder than any 2 Bears track so far.
The 2 Bears - aka Raf Rundell and Joe Goddard - first began crossing paths in the DJ booths of London town. Booked separately they regularly ended up playing Back2Back, coming together through a love and admiration for Detroit Techno, Chicago House, Hip Hop, UK Garage and Bashment. With a mutual disinclination for dance music elitism, they set about writing and producing two critically acclaimed EP’s, honing a unique blend of tough, soulful music, that has a twinkle in it’s eye and a wiggle in it’s rear end. Their debut album is in the pipeline for release later this year.
Published: 17th May 2011