If there’s two artists that I would never have linked up in my mind it would be The Beach Boys and Jay Dee, but somehow Bullion proved that seemingly mismatched names can work out into a perfectly balanced sound. It’s been a couple of years since Pet Sounds: In The Key of Dee was released on to the internet but the London-based producer’s name definitely stuck everyone’s mind as it’s one of those mixtapes that never wears out. Perhaps it’s the fact that this mixtape is more than just the usual mashup and rework album, but rather a collection of sounds that have been produced incorporating the audial point of view and subtle influences from both of the tributed artists.
Enough of the reminiscing– right now, Bullion has a well anticipated non-LP release entitled You Drive Me To Plastic due on Young Turks in April. Initially a one-sided etched 12”, the LP will be getting a wider digital release as its original limited five-hundred copy selling left a lot of fans sad with empty hands, so thankfully the EP is still up for grabs at the label’s site. Aside from this, Bullion also fittingly visited Benji B’s Dilla celebration show on BBC last week with an exclusive thirty-three minute mix that features a handful of lovely unreleased tracks that didn’t make the LP, including a collaboration with Sampha towards the end. Perfect thing to relax to band some absolutely hypnotic great tunes in this, don’t miss!