342 – Bonar Bradberry
For this weeks podcast we decided to see out August by delivering a mix from one of the UK’s most underrated DJ’s in Bonar Bradberry. Better known as one half of the Apocalypse Now monikered PBR Streetgang the alliteratively named Bonar Bradberry has long been a respected DJ and producer in his own right on the underground scene. After lying about his age and beginning to play sets at clubs he wasn’t legally old enough to attend it wasn’t long before he began to win residencies at some of his native Birmingham’s hottest nightspots before setting off for Leeds and becoming involved with the notorious Asylum party where he shared a booth with some of the industry’s key figures like Gilles Peterson, Jamie Jones and Ricardo Villalobos .The party also introduced Bradberry to fellow DJ Tom Thorpe and, as PBR Streetgang, the two began blending disparate dance music strains into seamless nightlife soundtracks.
Since then it has been onwards and upwards for Bradberry, firstly beginning work with 2020 Vision which has now become one of the scenes most respected independent labels before in 2007 starting to produce records himself both as a solo artist and with a series of collaborations with fellow ex-Play Music record store staff such as Paul Woolford and Matt Playford.
Now with a formidable back catalogue of his own including releases on 2020 Vision, Red Music, Future Classic and Under The Shade as well as producing remixes for some of the scenes coolest and most names such as Crazy P and Bernard Fevre. Bonar has quickly become an artist hard to ignore. So with his star firmly on the rise and a new EP entitled ‘3Two5’ is out now on Needwant full of sultry grooves and soothing vocals we thought now would be the time to nab him for a podcast and he has duly delivered a stellar mix. Turn it up!
You can check him out as part of PBR Streetgang at We Love.. Space this summer and also he’s playing at Festival No6 coming up…
Sum up this podcast in 10 words…One record after another after another after another after another! What’s your personal favourite track on it?I guess im supposed to say my own track 3two5 but the thing i cant stop playing is the Mario Basnov Remix of Downtown Party Network – Space Me Out and Andre Bratten – Reidars Theme What’s the special ingredient in this mix?My Rane Rotary mixer What’s the best gig you’ve played recently? I’ve been really blessed this summer with good gigs, from the Garden Festival in Croatia to the the Garden Party in Leeds, so so many to choose from, but most recently Glasgow last Saturday for Pistols at Dawn was great fun and then Sunday @ We Love.. Space in Ibiza was great What have you got coming up? I’m Currently working on a remix or David Durango and finishing off my new Ep and ive started work on an Album too so keeping busy 😉 And finally, do you have a special message for our readers?Be Cool, Stay in School ! YEAH !!
Tracklisting 1. Shes Dangerous – Edits by Twice – Black Aroma 2. Le Crayon – Give You UP 3. The Revenge – Wreck my Love 4. Frank Booker – Movin on 5. Marvin & Guy – Shot Me 6. Joey Negro & the Sunburst band – Taste The Groove (Hot Toddy Remix) 7.Su Soul – Cosmic Theatre 8. Raudive – Im a Cliche Edit No. 16 9. Andre Bratten – Reiders Theme – Full Pupp 10. Downtown Party Network ft. Egle Sirvidyte – Space Me Out (Mario Basanov Remix) 11. Bonar Bradberry – 3two5 – Needwant 12. The Makanism – Cant Believe (Bonars Beats edits) 13. Ataxia feat. Clarian – the No.6 PM – Culprit 14. Tough Love – Tough Love (Manik Summer Skeleton Dub) – Black Butter