Bobby Champs stormed in the scene with his debut Moonlight earlier this year, universally praised by publications like RA (4/5), Mixmag and DJ Mag. Follow up EP Drag Queen shows a development; a more mature but still raw sound explores Berlin’s midnight and London’s 3AM. Title track Drag Queen is quite unlike anything else, a weird track, an enigma, a four four kick provides some sanctity to the listener whilst scratching synth work and unusual textures bemuse and delight in equal measure. Latte brings us back to more familiar club territory, filtering works effortlessly behind the kicks, the synths reference piano house. Charlie is a menacing beast with swagger, beautifully produced arrays of clicks massage the cerebellum whilst the pounding drums kick you in the chest. MINT400 is again, unrelenting. Its textures ping delicately from the speakers to surround you.
Increasingly in demand as a DJ, Bobby Champs has shared the decks with the likes of Theo Parrish, Julio Bashmore, Loefah, MJ Cole, Drop The Lime, Mixhell, Eliphino, Ifan Daffydd and more.
“It’s time to register where your nearest fire extinguisher is, because this shit is blazing.” Boiler Room
On Charlie “expertly produced and darkly powerful” XLR8R
“If you like your four-to-the-floor to be big, banging and ever so slightly mean, then Champs is the man for you.”Mixmag
“Nicely off-kilter techno with no pretence and a lot of bite from this rising talent. The title track bassline squelches around madly and beautifully under a quirky tech-disco beat, while other tracks take an experimental tech-house more slant, such as the big acidic grooves of ‘Charlie’. Impossible not to enjoy” ClashMagazine
“With the likes of Mosca spinning his tracks before he was signed and a new EP already being finished up, with a “few bangers” to follow that, expect Bobby Champs to go the distance.” DJ Mag March 2012
Release Date: 20th August
Format: 12″ vinyl and digital
A1 Drag Queen
Digital Bonus: Mint400
Original photography: Nick Ray Rutter
Press: AsianDan, TheFader, ResidentAdvisor, Gawker, ElectronicBeats, TheDailyStreet, Skitzo, The405, XLR8R, XLR8R(review), RadioClubFoot, PhutureLabs, PTWSchool,
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