This week at T Bass we have the very much sought after:
Cooly G, a semi-pro female footballer and UK house producer and DJ from Brixton, South London, who describes her sound as having a "deep house tribal dubstep vibe," and you can see why - Cooly G's productions exist in their own hinterland - abstract post-garage beats that slowly shuffle into life, dubbed out, with her own cut up vocal snippets singing painterly half phrases.
She’s the second female producer on Hyperdub alongside Ikonika and she released debut single for the label after a string of self produced cdrs. The single got people pretty excited, she was single of the week in the Guardian Newspaper, One to Watch in the Independent newspaper, got interviewed all over and was immediately snapped up for remixes by the majors as well as starting to get bookings all over the world.
Along side that we have 2 Bears
The Bears – Raf Rundell and Joe Goddard – first began crossing paths in DJ Booths. Straight Outta Brompton (well, Putney) Joe spends his time away from The 2 Bears as a producer, remixer, solo-artist and one fifth of an obscure outfit called Hot Chip
Raf keeps himself busy with club promotion, DJ outings as Greco-Roman Soundsystem, radio show hosting and artiste management.
The pairs DJ booth banter, soon led to a shared enthusiasm for house music and plans for a musical collaboration.
Characterised by the hitherto untapped vocal stylings of Raf himself (Joe: ‘I didn’t know Raf could actually sing!’), the Bears have already received radio support from Annie Mac, Rob da Bank, Giles Peterson and Toddla T, drawn towards The 2 Bears 21st Century take on house, disco and everything in between.
Backing up this we have Ben Westbeech, playing as Breach – an alias under which he’s been making some of the best dubhouse music we’ve heard lately.