Apologies must go out for the lack of consistant posts recently. We’ve been enjoying summer, and when I say enjoying summer, I mean working retardedly hard. Anyways this post evolves around an artist that came into the spotlight around two weeks ago, and since the discovery this producer has shot up the ‘Post-Dubstep’ (yes the term is still sticking) ladder at an alarming speed.
Bwana is still somewhat of an enigma, on first discovery there was little in the way of background info, a wikipedia page or anything other than a select number of tracks available off Youtube and Soundcloud. However for one very much at the birth stage of his career, the Toronto based 20 year old has already got his identity nailed to a tee, curating the kind of Future Garage that has seen his name sweep across the blogosphere in such a way his newly released EP has just exceeded its download limit across all the available domains.
With tracks like ‘Not Gonna Fall’ and newest release ‘Baby Let Me Finish’, Nathan Micay is already on the right track in becoming a household name alongside producers such as Deadboy, Mele and Jamie XX if he continues to sample classic R&B vocals alongside those melodic, bass-infused backdrops. In the case of the track currently demanding the most attention, ‘Baby Let Me Finish’ appears to take a Ciara sample and break it down in a manner that grabs your attention for the outset. This track is all about momentum and as those synths develop, steadily generating the sort of ambience that transfixes you right up to its brilliant climax the descend will only leave you wanting more.
This is a piece of music that reminds us heavily of London producer Deadboy :- taking a smooth, R&B fused sample and giving it the type of haunting overtones that will leave you craving for more. For a dude only 7 months down the line, this early material is giving us much enthuse over, genuinely looking forward to Bwana moving over to the UK very soon.
Another worthy mention must go to ‘It Aint Done Till its Over’, another brilliant reworking that combines a combination of samples and synths that generate a similar vibe to ‘Baby Let Me Finish’. Fingers crossed future material is not too far away.