Lets start with some background on Bunny On Acid and Amp Fiddler whom, being honest, I had not heard of until I got asked to review ‘Are You A Rainbow?‘ EP out now on Studio Rockers in a digital and highly limited vinyl format (#STUDR024). ‘It’s On’ is the beautiful lead track on the EP and Turks and Underdog have been given the exclusive video première for it. There is also an ‘It’s On’ remix package featuring re-works by EVM128, Lewis Badwan and DaMeek1 which is definitely worth checking out.
Isaac Finley aka Bunny On Acid is the creative talent behind the four track EP and hails from Jerusalem, Israel. He started his musical journey at the age of 15, playing bass guitar in several local acts and later working as a computer games music producer. His initial productions were mainly drum n bass but when the UK bass sound came into fruition his productions started focusing on dubstep and the fringes of hip hop most notably pioneered by Flying Lotus‘s label Brainfeeder. He has also had a string of releases on Svetlana Industries, Gradient Audio, 2019 Recordings, Holy Dubs Recordings, Idio Records and Botanika Records under the additional monikers Grá and High Treason which have gone from strength to strength. In addition to studio and software immersion he also carved a niche for dubstep in the stagnant night-life of Jerusalem as part of the Red Eye Familia Crew. They have thrown everything from small underground parties in secret locations to widely publicised events with international DJs. The future is looking bright for Bunny On Acid who is now working hard on his debut ‘Scars & Memories‘ LP which in his own words is ”trying to expand on 2-step, garage, dubstep and drum n bass but wants to take them into further spaces outside of the club aesthetic’.
Joseph Fiddler aka Amp Fiddler provides the soul and sultry male vocal for ‘It’s On’. He is a keyboardist, singer, songwriter and record producer from Detroit, Michigan. He is an old school cat most famous for his involvement with George Clinton‘s Parliament and Funkadelic groups from 1985-1996. He is credited with introducing the Akai MPC sampling drum machine to Q-Tip (A Tribe Called Quest) and J Dilla. He has also worked with Moodymann, Jamiroquai, Prince, Corinne Bailey Rae, the list goes on. That should give you enough homework for tonight.
‘It’s On’ has been getting widespread support from many artists including Maya Jane Coles, Detroit Swindle, Laurent Garnier and MANIK to name just a few. It’s the sort of track that grows on you. I find myself thinking back to it sporadically at the strangest parts of the day and night. The melody is subtly mesmerising and the smooth vocals accentuates the effect. It definitely lights up my room fo’sure. There’s only x100 vinyls being issued so cop it whilst it’s hot and enjoy the highly complimentary, manga-oriented video filled with dark imagery and rushing club moments.