TRACK PREMIERE: B. BRAVO “ATOMIC BOUNCE”
L.A. producer and talkbox warrior B. Bravo is one of those guys that puts the bass in back-to-basics. His recent project Kool Customer makes the smoothest hits the 1980s never had, and now he’s announcing a new solo EP (scheduled for release on the Bastard Jazz label in June) with a title track dedicated to the fundamentals of funk. If you ever had even the briefest contact with anything Parliament / George Clinton and/or Zapp, you already know exactly what a song called “Atomic Bounce” is gonna be, and you’re ready for a double dose of pure uncut speaker-bursting old school jams. Of course that was the plan all along, says Bravo:
“I made ‘Atomic Bounce’ for the street dancers. I wanted to do something that was fun and bouncy and captured the feeling of Roger Troutman’s ‘So Ruff So Tuff‘ or ‘West Coast Poplock.’ When I first started getting into funk music we called the real heavy ones by George Clinton and Parliament ‘funk bombs’. This is kind of like my version of a funk bomb, so the name ‘Atomic Bounce’ just seemed right! Been playing this one in my live sets and it’s been getting a really good response. Can’t wait to do it live on May 7!”
That’ll be at Resident on May 7, where live sets by Bravo and Kool Customer will top a Bastard Jazz label extravaganza built out with an almost-all local list of DJs including Captain Planet, frequent Low End Theory destroyer Free The Robots, Plann.B and Aaron DRM. Tix here now and flyer below!