Artist – Fortunate War
Title – Lemon / Reel Me In / Lower Sun
BBB debutants have been blessed with some great support over the years with Laurent Garnier, Mary Anne Hobbs, Breach, Tale of Us, Pete Tong, Four Tet, Midland, Huxley, Richy Ahmed, Loco Dice, Shadow Child, Oneman among others supporting their music since 2011, and initial reactions to ‘Fortunate War’ suggest BBB may have another strong debut on their hands…
Originating from Brighton UK, Fortunate War have absorbed much of the cities musical heritage. In particular it would seem that John Digweeds former Bedrock residency on Brighton’s seafront, and the cities more recent love affair with Bass and House, are key sources of inspiration, with the EP appearing to have delved deep into the dark progressive recess’s of 90’s house whilst embracing the prevailing disposition for bass. Subtle acidic arpeggiations combine with energetically sharp yet scratchy percussion, whilst weighty kicks and sub laden bass lines underpin an elegant yet purposeful wall of sound that nod to the past whilst pointing the way forward.