Brownswood Bubblers Nine // The White Lamp
December 13, 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 caught up with The White Lamp, whose track ‘Make It Good’ features on the comp.
Can you tell us a little bit about yourself please. Who are you, where are you from etc.?
We are a DJ/producer from London and a Vocalist from Bristol. We got together last summer 2011 after Big Lamp was in search for a voice that fitted some of the music he was putting together..We threw some ideas back and forth, and realized pretty quick something good was bubbling.
How would you describe your music?
We like atmosphere. We make feel good tunes with soulful melodies and cool grooves that make you move..simple.
Where do you draw your inspiration?
All over really..I travel around the world a lot so always picking up cool vibes..Japan to South America it’s all out there..We both like a lot of African music..Jazz, house, techno, a bit of everything with some soul..and of course the classics too..Stevie, Marvin, and all things golden.
Whom do you count amongst your most significant influences when it comes to production?
Kraftwerk, Arthur baker, Quincy jones, Questlove, Andy Weatherall, Richard James (Aphex Twin), Mad Libs, King Tubby, Rick Rubin, Prince, Eno, Nile Rodgers, Ritchie Hawtin, DJ Pierre
What releases / gigs are out there or coming soon?
We’re excited about new singles, remixes, and long term putting our album together. We’re working on our live sound and can’t wait to get out there..when the time is right.
Do you have a current DJ mix or any tracks that are available for free download right now that we could point folks to?
Yes we just done a worldwide mixtape for Gilles
What are you going to do after this interview?
..finish our game of connect 4 x