Brownswood Bubblers Nine // Belleruche
November 29, 2012
“Brownswood Bubblers provides a platform for unsung heroes and emerging talent from the Worldwide underground. The series distils the stream of exciting new artists that have become semi-permanent fixtures in Gilles’ playlists and DJ sets of late to create a suite of perfect bumps.” GP
Gilles comes correct yet again with the ninth instalment in the much-loved Bubblers series. Shining a spotlight on under-the-radar talent the world over, Bubblers returns with a line up as diverse and exciting as the record bag from which they came; a musical barometer to gauge the sound and stars of 2013.
We’re profiling the artists featured on the compilation and first up is Belleruche, whose track ‘Wasted Time’ is remixed by Ross PTH.
Can you tell us a little bit about yourself please. Who are you, where are you from etc.?
We’re Belleruche, from here, there and everywhere. But mainly East London. We’re still looking for the right end of the right lead, and we make turntable soul music.
Where do you draw your inspiration?
Old records, old guitars and new software. We’ve got a huge variety of music in our collections, and it’s pretty disparate stuff, that spans the history of recorded music. From superstar female blue singers from the 1920s through to odd twitchy UK bass music, I think you can find the thing you are looking for in any genre or age.
Whom do you count amongst your most significant influences when it comes to production?
Without a doubt DJ Premier and Hi Tek – if you took those those two and mixed their way of chopping sounds with the recording techniques of Joel Dorn and Rik Rubin and added a bit of Mala or Plastician modernity, that would be what I’d view to aim for. Having read that sentence back it’s a pretty high bar though…
What releases / gigs are out there or coming soon?
We’ve finished touring for the year, we did 50 shows for the Rollerchain album this year, so time to let our ears recover and fix the broken stuff.
Do you have a current DJ mix or any tracks that are available for free download right now that we could point folks to?
We made a mix for the album release that highlights the music we have been listening to over the last year:
Where can folks go online to check out you and your music?
What are you going to do after this interview?
Carry on rebuilding the studio….