When Marcus asked Brazilian producer Bungle to make a tune for Soul:R with no pressure and no limitation he never expected him to come back with what Marcus says is the best Soul:R 12″ there has been for a long time. For months now “Astral Travel” and “Aura” have been turning heads in Intalex DJ sets all over the world as soon as they are played, with people rushing to find out what these tunes are. This is the first single from Soul:R for 2013 and it sets the bar high.
TRACK A: ASTRAL TRAVEL - ARTIST: BUNGLE
TRACK AA: AURA ARTIST: BUNGLE
VINYL RELEASE DATE: 20/01/13
Certainly one of the most musical drum & bass producers at the moment, Bungles’ career counts ten years bringing a very unique perspective to the genre. Against repeating formulas, the Brazilian musician pushes himself to new boundaries and limits on every new track, which is something that has been clearly achieved on his latest work. Forthcoming on Soul:R, ‘Aura’ gives the best representation of Bungle’s musical sound and reflects his maturity on approaching electronic music. It also features a refined production as a result of his recent experiences within techno & house, including an official remix for Coldplay & Rihanna’s hit ‘Princess Of China’ released on EMI records.
His personality and musical boldness came from a rich musical back- ground. André started to study music when he was seven years old, and composed his first piece of music aged nine. Since then, guitar has become his main instrument and expression means.
After releasing an album with his first band, André listened to ‘the sounds of drum & bass’ by Dj Patife and this drew his attention to the genre. From then on, as Bungle, he started to produce Drum & Bass and release music on many Labels.
His technique and musicality granted him an explosive partnership: in early 2005, Bungle partnered with DJMarky, a legend of electronic music. Besides many of their own releases, they remixed the beautiful Open Your Eyes, from the band Snow Patrol, Back Like That from Ghost- face Killah, among others. One of their greatest collaborations, No Time To Love, reached sixth place on BBC Radio 1 Dance parade.
His debut album, Down to Earth, was released by the British label CIA, and started his international DJ career. During 5 European, 2 Asian and 2 Australian tours, he performed in about 25 countries and over 45 cities, including large clubs such as The End and Fabric, in London, and Womb, in Tokyo. In Brazil, he performed at important clubs such as Lov.e and The Clash and in festivals such as Skol Beats, Spirit Of London and XXXperience.
In 2010, Bungle embarked on the idea of doing a very personal and introspective album. The ‘Memories LP’ reached the highest limits of his music at that moment, featuring improvisations and out-of-loop arrangements with instruments such as drums, guitar, acoustic piano, all played and arranged by himself. Also featured was a new hit with the long-time partner Ayah on vocals, ‘Siren’.
Constantly expanding his sound, Bungle’s music seems to be a long journey that has only begun…
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