Monday, 5 April 2010


Bullion is without doubt one of my favourite producers at present. Bullion is a producer from Acton in Greater London, and his sound follows a style set by the likes of Flying Lotus and Hudson Mohawke in experimenting with the hip-hop and electronic genres, whilst he yet manages to create a unique and wonderful signature sound. The influence of J Dilla on his work is great as in so much of today's work, with the manipulation of his tracks beat and also his sampling technique drawing a resemblance to that of Jay Dee.

He has three releases to his name under the One-Handed Music record label. These releases include the single 'Get Familiar' backed with 'Rude Effort', the single 'Funny Bones' backed with 'Payroll', the 'Young Heartache' EP (which includes the tracks 'Young Heartache', 'Are You The One?', 'Time For Us All To Love' and 'Long Promised'), and most recently the 'Say Goodbye To What' EP which was released on the 25th January and includes the tracks 'Say Goodbye To What' and the amazing 'Crazy Over You'.

As well as making his own solo tracks, Bullion has been involved in the making of mash-up mixes. The most notable of these is in his homage to J Dilla and The Beach Boys, the album named 'Pet Sounds: In The Key Of Dee'. This mix basically entails Bullion fusing The Beach Boys' 'Pet Sounds' with J Dilla beats. The result is amazing, since I discovered the album I haven't been able to stop listening to it, the mashed-up vocals of The Beach Boys fits perfectly with the Dilla beats. The album produces a number of great tracks which blend together brilliantly, the highlights in my opinion being 'I Just Wasn't Made For These Times', 'Caroline, No' and 'You Still Believe In Dee'. If you like either The Beach Boys or Dilla, or if you're a fan of Bullion then this album is a must have!

Also Bullion has made a mixtape called 'Mixed Up In Love' which builds upon his previous work and is another good listen if you like his earlier solo material. This and also Bullion's new material which I'm sure will be uploaded in the coming months can all be found at his myspace page which is

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