Budgie was practically raised under the counter of Honest Jons Records in London. Besides regularly sharing his musical taste through Livin' Proof - the hip hop party he promotes and plays at monthly, he has worked on productions with Action Bronson, Soulstress Fatima, J.Rocc, The Pharcyde, S-Type, Piff Gang and, most recently, a full length project with The Alchemist. After years of hard work, the time has come for Budgie to step out on his own.
12" £10.99 WILDHEART003
12" EP on Wildheart.
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Welsh hard rockers Budgie return this week with a new 12” EP...oh, hang on, I just put it on the record player and it’s definitely not THAT Budgie. To be honest myself and Clint just spent the last ten minutes trying to figure out what speed it plays at - it’s one of those records that sounds slightly too slow at 33 and slightly too fast at 45. After achieving a consensus that it was “probably 33” we tracked down some online sound clips to prove us wrong, it’s just more trebly and hyperactive than we had realised. So you can play this one at 45, or slip it to 33 for a woozy and perhaps even more delicious experience.
What’s happening musically is danceable funky electronica with lots of synths and pitched up, chopped up sample action. It’s pretty sprightly and incredibly melodic but with lots of subtle weirdness going on too. An attention-deficit disco-funk rainbow full of ridiculously bright tones, Todd Terje-esque synth tones and crisply programmed beats.
8/10 Micky Most Customer review, 21st January 2015
UK based hip hop producer Budgie drops this 7 track ep on deep house maestro Theo Parrish's label Wildheart recordings and demonstrates he can be as organically funky as the big man himself and mixes up boogie, funk and beats with aplomb. Highlights are the headnoddin' The Only Power the club friendly Bravo and best of all the analogue Budgie's theme but the whole thing plays very nicely indeed and although it might not be peak time club fodder it will breathe body and soul into those more discerning sets and mixtapes.
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