Bryan Ford continues what’s set to be a productive 2014 for Revolutionary Music with a new EP, titled Hands. With the name of this release in part a statement of intent, Bryan’s output relies heavily on live instrumentation rather than samples — hands on, if you will. One should expect nothing less from Ford, a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, producer, and remixer … basically an all-around studio wizard based in Chicago.
The release begins with the lush organic groove of “Downtown Drifter" and becomes progressively more raw and electronic with "Someday" and the title track. Ford’s guitar lead and solo ooze with raw emotion over analog synths and an infectious bass line on the opener. "Someday" and "Hands" both feature Ford’s drumming chops and the familiar sound of his Moog Voyager. His style is unique and vibrant in a way that’s indicative of his multi-instrumentalist background and thoughtful songwriting capabilities. Fans of RJD2, Kruder & Dorfmeister, Bonobo, and Shlomo have another artist to follow.
Kid Loco - “Great tracks and beats.”
Andreas Kinzl (Aromabar / INFRACom!) - “A deep fusion sound for old school cosmic headz.”
Stereo 77 (Plimsoll Records) - “A perfect headphone listen.”
Kubatko (Beyond Belief / Quazi Delict) - “This release really stands out … I haven’t heard anything like this recently.”
Irregular Disco Workers (Disco Volante) - “A really interesting fusion beetween electronic and real instruments.”
Aja Allsop (Ketch A Vibe Radio Show) - “Very funky with a lovely vibe throughout.”
Phat Phil Cooper (NuNorthern Soul) - “Perfect beachside grooves.”
DJ Derek Jones (Soular Grooves Radio) - “This stuff is amazing! What is this kid up to? These tracks are so refreshing and just not same old same old.”
Deadbeat Disco Radio Show - “Stands out a mile from all the computer s@#t. Thoroughly enjoyable.”
Pathaan (Globetronica) - “Awesome!”
DJ Tomas (Google Play / ForwardEver) - “Very cool downtempo tracks … reminds me a little of Slide Five or Nightmares on Wax – same heavy and vibey quality to the arrangements. Nice work!”
Clairvo (Tilos Radio, Hungary) - “Yeah, I’m diggin’ the musical hand trace of Bryan Ford!”
MadameFLY (mmRadio / Beatmixing.com) - “Suddenly it’s the golden age of downtempo again. This is a treat!”
Available now from Beatport.