Wednesday 26th Oct, 2016
From: UK

A first for Aciitone as we see the release of our first artist album from Belfast native Jonny "Bubba"Smith. "While the City Sleeps" is a fresh sound that draws on many retro influences. BUBBA's debut solo album delivers a selection of well rounded pieces that showcase the many sides of his producing talents, from sunny strings to bumpin basslines, with deeper, drugged out vocal snips and a squechy splosh of acid, its an album offering a fine selection of summertime bombs...

Jonny 'Bubba' Smyth started out as a kid, making music on a keyboard and drum machine in his bedroom in Belfast in the 90's,trying to emulate the techno and house sounds he was hearing at the underground club nights Sugar Sweet and Shake Ya Brain ran by local DJ/Soundtrack legend David Holmes.

Teaming up with his friends who were DJ's and producer's became part of the local underground collective, DJing and playing live around Belfast and Ireland. With his friend Mark 'Scoper' Bell they produced the seminal track Scoper & Bubba - I'm Satisfied released on Luke Solomon and Derrick Carter's Classic label.

Then further releases as Scoper & Bubba alongside label mates Romanthony and Milton Jackson on Glasgow Underground and for Paul Woolford's Hip Therapy project. Collaborations with Timmy 'Jet Project' Stewart as Bubba & T-Bone seen release's on labels Elevation, Mode Music and Tom Budden's Alive imprint and have seen big support and plays by Dubfire, James Zabiela, Ivan Smagge, Ewan Pearson, Ricardo Villalobos, Paul Woolford, Laurent Garnier, Solomun, Ben Watt and more.

Now embarking on a exciting new solo project which sees his debut album coming out on eclectic electronic label Aciitone. And the first in a series of releases for Tel Aviv Label Asymmetric and Chris Duckenfield and Jet Projects Extended Play.

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