- Words Mike Vinti
Bondax take us on a journey through old school house, with a few modern touches, in their Groundwork mix.
There’s so much new music in the world, all too often we forget about the old stuff. That’s why we’re launching our new feature, Groundwork. A series of mixes and playlists from some of our favourite artists, Groundwork is all about digging into an artists’ roots and discovering the music that made them who they are.
Five years ago Bondax burst out of the British house revival with a bang. Dropping hit after hit the Manchester-based duo took over the dancefloor and the airwaves alike and helped to transform a listless, post-indie generation into a new wave of house music obsessives. Now, after some deep digging, and a little soul-searching as well, the pair are mounting their return, announcing their debut album and ushering in a new dimension to their sound.
With a packed festival calendar and details of their debut still to be announced, there’s plenty to come from the duo this summer. However, we couldn’t wait until the album drops so we asked the pair to put together a miz just for us and give us a taste of what’s in store. Drawing inspiration from their current DJ sets and even throwing in some edits and remixes for us, it’s a soul and funk-inspired set, balancing classic house tracks with some more contemporary flare. Get stuck in below and read Adam and George’s breakdown on the mix after the jump.
Bondax: This mix is made with summer in mind. Many of the tracks are go-to pieces or edits we’ve recently made for our DJ sets. The mix is orientated towards more soulful house & disco which has been a love of ours for many years now. We started to explore funk & soul through sampling from our mid to late teens, from there we’ve started to grow our collections from purely western records to South American, Japanese & more. On our debut album, we wanted to expand our sound, push ourselves & hopefully improve our music. It’s given us the chance to collaborate with a great number of incredible musicians & more importantly beautiful people who have helped bring something new to our project.
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