Meet Claire Bradford. (I urge you to check out her soundcloud..she has recently posted some remixes for WoNK and Kid Komas. Talk about killin it!) She is the mastermind behind the ever-so-fidgety record label, Bone Idle Records. And in case you haven’t noticed, I’m a big fan of their stuff and will continue to support their awesome collective of artists.
Here is a little background information on the wonder woman from Brighton. Carbon Parlour hit the highs when her 2008 track ‘We Would Like’ saw a release on the revered Jack Union Records. The creation of We Would Like also saw a switch in production styles for CP who previously found herself firmly working the Electro and Breakbeat camps. Her early influences of Digitalism, Justice and Evil Nine worked their way into the studio but she soon found a need to find her own style and this was soon answered when she heard her first Solid Groove track. With a love of big bass, big beats and looped samples she soon started working on an unknown piece of music that within a day worked its way into the giant We Would Like track that eventually made Charles Feelgood’s must buy list on Beatport.
Carbon Parlour has releases on Jack Union, Baboon Tunes, Finger Tache Records, 2 Bubblin’, Big Alliance Records and a debut EP on Bone Idle.
CP sticks to her jackin’ house style on all three tracks with a very strong opening production. Flipside has gained huge support on Soundcloud, most played most loved and most wanted on her page. This track leads on its strong beat which has been cut up to give tiny fragmented bouts of silence giving it the jackin’ style we know it for. Flipside uses short bursts of vocal mixed with a strong low end bass that throws the dancefloor into a shape throwing frenzy.
Box 1 is slightly darker than Flipside and warrants a serious listen, however its status in the mixtapes shows its a strong contender for second place. Taking a slightly crudded, scratched up counting sample, throwing it over a siren synth layered with vinyl affected beats, and then mashing it all together, CP works to provide another jumped up sample cruncher.
Finally, Calibre requires a cigar and some serious head nodding. This track focuses on its use of beats, layered claps, dutch snares and thudding kicks. CP heads deep into her audio bank here and comes up big with some fine audio chopping. Small snippets of vocal bass and percussion make Calibre a fidget funk fest!
Pick it all up on Beatport.
And hey, it’s not over yet! Claire is giving out this Crookk remix of Box 1. Quick, gravitate that mouse cursor to the download link and slurp this one up!