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PREMIERE! 'Macabaraba' by Pete Bones

Afro-flavoured grooves from The Artist Formerly Known As The Shaker

2019 Feb 27     
2 Bit Thugs

The track comes from his new album 'Vulture Clash', out on his own Red Ant label tomorrow

Today's exclusive track premiere comes from a true veteran of the UK scene. Macabaraba is the work of Pete Bones, and is taken from his new album Vulture Clash, which is out tomorrow (28 February) on his own Red Ant Records.

If the name Pete Bones isn't immediately familiar, you may remember him better as The Shaker, in which guise he brought us ubiquitious mid-90s club anthem Mooncat. Inspired by a 1987 trip to Ibiza, he began DJing at raves and free parties around the southeast of England, and launched his first label, Ugly Bug Records, in 1992. Ugly Bug eventually morphed into Red Ant in 1997, and between the two the labels have released material from the likes of Presslaboys, Deepgroove and My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult, along of course with many of Pete's own productions and collaborations.

As you'd expect from a man with over 30 years in the game, Bones' productions over the the years have spanned a range of styles, from progressive house to techno. These days he's pursuing a more straight-up underground house path, but there's still plenty of variety to be found on Vulture Clash: from the deep, moody prog of Wordy McWordsmith, to the eastern gothic vibes of The Insult, to cheeky reversionings of Talking Heads and Human League classics. But our ears were struck most by the Afro-tinged Macabaraba, with its fat, throbbing bassline, crisp drums and energising synths.

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