Gong Bong (original) - (6:37) 108 BPM
Gong Bong (Mushrooms Project Outrun Diversion) - (6:45) 110 BPM
Gong Bong (Stevie Kotey's Africa Road Tripmix) - (7:15) 108 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: In its' original form, "Gong Bong" - the latest missive from label-hopping producer Billy Bogus - is a sumptuous chunk of melodious nu-disco/dub disco fusion smothered in glistening guitars, swirling synthesized strings and life-affirming synthesizer flourishes. You can dance to it, of course, but it works just as well in those "can't move from the sofa" moments on a Sunday afternoon. The first of two remixes comes from Leng regulars Mushrooms Project, who emphasize the track's dub influences whilst adding warm new chords and their usual heavy dose of blazed late night textures. Arguably best of all, though, is the interpretation by label boss Stevie Kotey, who wisely pushes the duo's wonky acid lines and jazzy guitar solos to the fore.
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18 Aug 17
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Night Drive (radio edit) - (3:29) 122 BPM
Gong Bong (album edit) - (5:24) 108 BPM
Lonely Man - (5:03) 131 BPM
Love By Proxy (album edit) - (5:19) 118 BPM
Jesus Freaks (album edit) - (5:36) 116 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Nature Nature (album edit) - (5:05) 120 BPM
Africa Addio - (5:32) 75 BPM
Streets Like Noodles (album edit) - (5:33) 116 BPM
Played by: Billy Bogus, LEGO EDIT
Review: Billy Bogus debuted his Caribbean House project on Bearfunk last autumn, serving up a sumptuous single ("Gong Bong") that brilliantly joined the dots between dub disco, string-laden Balearica and picturesque nu-disco. This follow-up debut album naturally contains that superb track, plus seven more hard-to-pigeonhole cuts that variously doff a cap to '80s new wave pop dubs ("Night Drive"), distorted, techno-tempo analogue wonkiness ("Lonely Man"), Scandolearic space disco headiness ("Love By Proxy"), flash-fried dub disco ("Jesus Freaks"), Chicago jack-tracks ("Nature Nature") and blissful, delay-laden pop oddities ("Streets Like Noodles"). There's a lot going on throughout, but that's no criticism; it's simply one of those albums where you'll hear something new on each successive listen.
13 Jul 18
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