Bonar Bradberry and Tom Thorpe make up the boogie boat that is PBR STREETGANG.
The PBR (Patrol Boat, Riverine) is a small rigid-hulled patrol boat used in the Vietnam war. The small versatile vessel could operate in shallow and weed-choked rivers with great speed and maneuverability. PBR Streetgang is the name given to the boat crew in the 1979 Vietnam film Apocalypse Now. “The crew were mostly kids. Rock and Rollers with one foot in their grave” tells Martin Sheen, in what could be described as a film that not only illuminated the Vietnam tale, but also the underlying insanity of the times.
Bonar Bradberry and Tom Thorpe were christened PBR STREETGANG after a long trip to Ibiza. Ibiza is a second home to the lads as residents for world re-nowned party We Love… at Space. Tom and Bonar met through the infamous circus of the Leeds nightlife. Honing their craft at the legendary Asylum, which took the clubbing template and span it musically round its little finger. The duo shared a booth with some of the finest acts dance music has to offer, from Jazzy Jeff to Ricardo Villalobos. Much fun was had and many friends made. Many of whom follow them with great passion and zeal to all four corners of the globe today.
The pair earned great respect across the musical spectrum with fans such as Crazy P, Greg Wilson, The Unabombers, Clive Henry and Ralph Lawson. Their unique musical approach, never failing to connect with the crowd, threading Larry’s New York legacy to the Jacking underground beats of their Leeds roots.
Over the last five years, their DJ partnership has evolved into audience enthralling sets which flow effortlessly from Ableton live to the turntables via a piece of circuitry that allows both heads to mix together as one. The duo have a versatile approach of playing that allows them to easily adapting from big Festival stages and main-rooms to smaller basements and backrooms.
PBR Streetgang have released productions on labels such as 2020 Vision, Red Music, Futureboogie, E.A.R, ISM and Wolf Music. They are very excited by a forthcoming release on Jamie Jones Hot Creations in late 2011.
This is a trip up river you really shouldn’t miss.
Selected discography PBR Streetgang
Bonar Bradberry – Beat the Bed – Red Music
Bonar Bradberry - Carlos the Jackal – Red Music
Arpadys – Meteor One (Bonar Bradberry Edit) – DJ History
Bonar Bradberry – Fought & Won – Future Classic
Bonar Bradberry – Dungeons & Dragons edits – Mindless Boogie
Bonar Bradberry – Raumstrasse – Under the Shade
Bonar Bradberry – Suila Grande – Need /Want
Rampi – Panzerotti (Bonar Bradberry Remix) – Under the Shade
Jordan Peak – Harlem (Bonar Bradberry Remix) – One Records
Negghead – Shifting Sands (Bonar Bradberry remix)- WaxOn
Bernard Fevre – Restless (Bonar Bradberry Remix) – Lo Recordings
Space Ranger - Plastic Romance (Bonar Bradberry Remix)
Pbr Streetgang – “Never Get Off The Boat e.p.” - Red Music
Pbr Streetgang – Busy Bee – Red Music
Crazy P – Love On The Line (Pbr Streetgang remix) – 2020 Vision
Pbr Streetgang – “A Streetgang EP “ – Wolf Music
Markus Nikolai – “Bushes “-(Pbr Streetgang & Buckley Remix) – Southern Fried
Ron Basejam - Is The Word (Pbr Streetgang remix) - ISM
2020 Soundsystem – Ocean (Pbr Streetgang remix) – 2020 Vision
Pbr Streetgang – J2thaB – ISM
Death On The Balcony – Jopliin (Pbr Streetgang remix) – Magic Bag
Bernard Fevre – Molecule Dance (PBR Streetgang Remix)
Haggis Horns – The Traveller Pt2 (PBR Streetgang Remix)
PBR Streetgang - C.R.A.I.G - Electric Avenue Records