New BiggaBush vinyl on its way

Melody & Electronics EP

BiggaBush releases a new EP on vinyl and digital download in April 2017 on the Jahmoni label.

Harking back to the bass-heavy dubwiser days of Rockers Hi Fi it also gives Bigga’s take on post-dubstep beats and unashamedly delights in the sounds of classic machines like the Roland 808 and 303 along with his trademark live percussion, vocal interjections and cavernous reverbs.

Check out the Melody & Electronics preview on soundcloud

Both formats are available on bandcamp


 

Some early reactions to the Melody & Electronics EP

 

This is killer!

Tim “Love” Lee, Tummy Touch

Great to hear some new music from Bigga Bush! A snappy, spacey, bubbling delight, forward looking music with deep roots & a great sense of fun. Heavy support from me.

Mr. Scruff

Great to see bigga bush return with a new ep on Jahmoni Records, the dubbadelic department of munichs Schamoni Records. right man, right place.
Klaus Walter, Byte FM

Intricate, dark electronics on a dub excursion with superbly executed beats
Alan Gubby, Buried Treasure Records

The original Rocker’s HiFi heavy bass vibe transferred into 2017. whoosh. fast forward vibes. full support.

Michael Rütten, Soulsearching

There’s few people who get me as excited about their new music as Glyn “Bigga”, the way his creativity adapts a rootsy background to modern sound palettes is exemplary and a proof that age and experience is a status on his own. Mangrove Monkey is an amazing double tempo club challenge, a real treat for the intrepid DJ; the heavy bass dub of Sounds And Blues is unmistakeable Rockers’ textbook dub, Dash Way Com is all UK Jamaica with smart harmonic details on the chords and arps, Footsy Index is dub techno made to go even further in tension and sound as it’s sharp production contrasts with genre’s usual lo fi textures… delay heaven.
DJ Kaspar, Lisbon

GIVE IT A REALLY GOOD from me!!

Mat the Alien, Really Good Records, Vancouver Island

Beautifully executed
Dom Servini, Wah Wah 45s

Love it, trippy and dubby. The production sounds great!
Benua Carles

Biggabush continues to explore the off kilter blippy side of dub.  “Melody & Electronics” steps deep and dark in fresh new directions with “Mandrake Monkey” and “Sounds and Blues” claiming big thumbs up from yours truly!
Eric Tucker DJ Wiseacre, LA

Love it.   Comes across at times as a bit of a tribute to the golden age of dubstep, which of course I like. Also brings to mind Rhythm & Sound which is also a good thing in my book. It’s pretty out there though, especially the first and last tracks, neither of which sound quite like anything else I’ve heard.
Dan Bernstein/Johnny Clash

Biggabush in “pure essence”
Enrique Domenech

As ever a pretty wicked collection. I’m loving this
Velanche Stewart

BiggaBush remixes now on soundcloud

I’m gradually adding all my back catalogue to my soundcloud page, starting with a bunch of remixes going back to the early 00s.  Some classics in there, mostly unheard since their original release on vinyl.

Do check em out.

BiggaBush Free now available on bandcamp

The first BiggaBush solo album after the demise of Rockers Hi Fi was “BiggaBush Free”, originally released on Stereo Deluxe in 2004.  The album title stems from a desire to break away from some of the conventions and habits of the normal Bush working method and produce some fresh sounds.  Still sounding fresh after 10-years, its anniversary is marked by a digital re-issue available via bandcamp.

 

 

Lion Head Compilation Volume One

Lion Head Recordings presents its first collection of tracks compiled by founder Glyn “Bigga” Bush, featuring his musical projects old and new as a taster for the label, along with some rare and previously unreleased tracks.

Coming soon on bandcamp

 

The Music Library and other reading

This is my first post on WordPress, so hello to both my readers!  I was previously posting on blogspot so if you’re interested you can catch up on my sporadic bits there, here (here, there, everywhere).

Here’s my latest mix on Mixcloud featuring Luke Vibert, J Dilla, Ebo Taylor, Okayplayer’s Bollywood/hip hop mashup, a reggae cover of the Dr. Who theme, and more.

Thanks to my old mucker DJ Dick for the heads up on Radio 4’s recent programme on Library music, which reminded me a) to check out what presenter Jonny Trunk is up to with his fascinating website and label, Trunk Records, b) what a lovely book and CD he put together with help from Jerry Dammers, the Music Library

– always a source of inspiration, especially the artwork.

Oh, and c) – what a genius was Basil Kirchin, composer of albums such as Abstractions of the Industrial North

Basil Kirchin album cover

from which this is a nice track…..

and Primitive London

Basil Kirchin soundtrack album cover

also out on DVD which I’m looking forward to seeing, described as a 1965 Mondo film, complete with teddy boys, strippers, chicken processors and deviants of many types.

Apparently Kirchin, originally a jazz drummer, was way ahead of the curve having spent five months at a temple in India during the early 60s before moving to Sydney. Tragically all the master tapes of his band were lost when his belongings fell into the sea whilst being unloaded at the docks.

Nevertheless he produced some incredible library and soundtrack music which had an obvious influence on bands such as Stereolab and Broadcast (whose singer Trish Keenan sadly died earlier this year.  The last mixtape she made for a close friend is well worth checking out) I can even hear an influence on Soft Machine in some of his stuff.

One last plug for a book I’m reading at the moment

ostensibly a story of how an appreciation all modern music can be bookended by Kylie’s “Can’t Get You Out Of My Head” and Alvin Lucier’s I Am Sitting In A Room (no me neither) it is in fact a masterful piece of rock journalism, a history of how and why Paul Morley became the greatest rock writer in the world (his words – but he’s probably right) but much more importantly it lists virtually all of the important musical, technological, cultural events of the modern age.  All in his own very readable style.