Review: It's been a little while, but boy were we pleased to see this one come together as the Bash / Julio Bashmore combination reigns supreme on this brand new single entitled 'Jubilee'. The team at Trule has delivered us an absolute gem, as the spacey atmospheric design and crunchy drum shuffles work their magic atop warm 808 bass drives with fantastic results. It's a heartwarming UKG original, topped off by a more uptempo rethink from Al Wootton, who smashes it out of the park with his simple, but effective overhaul.
Review: Broadwalk Records, the new label from Bristol house producer Julio Bashmore launches in fine style with the eminently classy Au Seve. Young Bashmore has an obvious talent for productions dripping in hooky qualities (see his still slay em jam "Battle For Middle You" as well as production credits for "Youth Soul" icon Jessie Ware) and "Au Seve" totally belongs in this canon, slipping carnival ready melodic touches and simple vocal loops over a dusted house mainframe dominated by rasping kicks and a killer rising bass line.
Review: Despite now mixing it with house music's global cognoscenti, Julio Bashmore has enjoyed a rather quiet year, production wise. Just as well, then, that "Husk" is arguably his most interesting release for some time. Built around the twin attractions of a twittering melody that sounds like it was taken from a record by long-forgotten early 90s ambient act Paradise X and some hissing jazz cymbals, "Husk" is more melodic, adventurous and touchy-feely than anything else he's done of late. "Pelican", meanwhile, is more typical of his previous work and should excite all those who bristle with excitement at his classic 2011 productions.
Review: Julio Bashmore closes proceedings on a breakthrough year with the release of the smartly titled Riff Wrath on his own Futureboogie imprint. Back in the misty eyed days of early January we plucked out young Bashmore as one of ten producers that we predicted would do great things this year, and the West Country dweller has more than delivered on this promise. Everyone Needs A Theme Tune, his EP for the fledgling PMR imprint has remained one of this year's most enduring releases and was recently endowed with a much overdue repress by the label. Subsequent EPs for Martyn's 3024 label and the newly established Futureboogie have also left an impression, whilst Bashmore has honed his remixing skills for an array of labels, turning up on heavy hitters such as Turbo and Sound Pellegrino. The sixth release on Futureboogie contains a double dose of deftly described filmic house music which pairs the vocal lead track "Ensnare" with some instrumental business in the shape of "Well Wishers", and we thoroughly recommend you check it out.