Release Date: 15th January 2021
Banoffee Pies Records 15th Original Series release comes from Cassius Select. Canadian born producer Lavurn Lee, now residing in his home city of Hong Kong, drops his latest solo EP "Heavyweight". His unique style and selective output has drawn our attention for some time. This release does exactly what it says on the tin. With previous appearances on the likes of Matthew Herbert's Accidental JNR., Hypercolour and more, he has maintained a primary focus on rhythmic structures, alienated textures and eerie vocalisations that flaunt a strong influence and appreciation for UK techno, Hip Hop, Garage, and all things Broken Beat.
The release kicks off with "Born To Defence", a mood setter scattered with punchy drum rolls and wild toms that set the tone for a harmonic palette across the 4 tracks. The A2 "Honda Civic" displays a tougher edge using a hybrid of sound. Pulsing late night business - Hatchback style. "Sicko Groove" gets the B side off the ground with a chest rattling, Grime inspired club track, sliding further up the weight divisions before things close off with "Guia Circuit", a more techy low end tool with notable energy shifts. BP015 sustains stripped back but relentless percussion throughout. "The Original Circuit Training Soundtrack". Love BP x
a1. Cassius Select - Born To Defence
a2. Cassius Select - Honda Civic
b1. Cassius Select - Sicko Groove
b2. Cassius Select - Guia Circuit
Release Date: 1st October 2021
Banoffee Pies Records 18th release in the Original Series continues with another speaker hugger via a 4 track EP from HearThuG. The Tunisia based artist, digger, and "Are You Alien" label/party founder joins the Banoffee fray with "Planet Rhythm X".
The Producer / DJ who honed a craft in sample twisted acid and breaks, drops their first solo release since 2018. A friendly face pushing the the local scene with an impressive output of heavily chaptered synth jams.
The lead track "Earthling" sets a welcome signal with a low key wiggle, chopped drums and pinching acid lines ahead of the title tune "Planet Rhythm X" on the A2, which shifts to a 4x4 launch pad and countdown. "The Land Of The Never Ending Jazz" opens the B side with a superb 9 minute exploration of playful melodies and jazz keys, with a classy twirl. The EP closes out with an ear worm and soft breaks in the form of "Love Lesson", featuring the smooth vocal works of local artist Fig Republic on the B2. Much love BPR x
A2 Planet Rhythm X
B1 The Land Of The Never Ending Acid Jazz
B2 Love Lesson Ft. Fig Republic
Release Date: 14th May 2021
The Limited Series reaches it's 10th release milestone with another 5 track compilation from some of our favourite artists at the moment. BPLS010 is a collection of leftfield UK Techno and broken beats for the dancefloor.
The opening track comes from Bristol based Yushh, head at the Pressure Dome Label, with "Fidget Spanner" featuring a hypnotic garage vocal looped over steppy techno drums, followed by Kincaid on the A2, who returns to the label after his latest split EP "Single Cell" on BP016, this time working with vocalist J. Caesar on the deep spoken word trip of "Inside".
Tristan Arp, one half of the Asa Tone project, also returns after his solo EP "Slip" on BP012 in 2020, with "Circling The Abyss" with a refreshing use of the Cello laid expertly on polyrhythmic drum patterns. PinballSpider makes their label debut with a warm and stripped back minimal ear worm on "In One Ear", while Johnny Hunter, Pleasure Club Label favourite, closes things off with the drum heavy percussion of "89' Brakes". The mood is Red. One Love. BP x
a1. Yushh - Fidget Spanner
a2. Kincaid - Inside Ft. J. Caesar
b1. Tristan Arp - Circling The Abyss
b2. PinballSpider - In One Ear
b3. Johnny Hunter - 89' Brakes
Available: 4th December 2020
Banoffee Pies Records drop their third Beats release "Samba Del Sol" with Clifford Brown & Jeen Bassa Ft. Ella Mae Sueref - The album is influenced by Carnival and Latin sounds with Hip Hop drums and Soul roots - meeting in middle ground as an expression of the production duos upbringing, John's heritage in Mauritius and Cliffords childhood in South America. Partnered with Ellas Spanish language fluency and soft Badhu acclaimed voice as previously heard on the single "Stop Rewind" credited by the like of Gilles Peterson and Mr. Scruff.
The tracks were recorded on Garageband by Clifford Brown and Jeen Bassa with 2 Karaoke Microphones, mixed in Bath and later buried on a hard drive for over 6 years never to be heard again. Sliding into the forgotten darkness of lost tracks and rediscovered in 2017. The production, originally just an instrumental, was then found and reignited, revamped with a vocal insert from the wonderful Ella Mae Sueref. The 10 track album demonstrates a flurry of drums, latin inspired sampling, and mesmerizing vocals from start to finish. For the music and the lovers. Living room jams made in smoke. Banoffee xx In Loving memory of Anna Sueref.
a1. Clifford Brown, Jeen Bassa & Ella Mae Sueref - Que Seña
a2. Clifford Brown, Jeen Bassa & Ella Mae Sueref - Mother Nature
a3. Clifford Brown, Jeen Bassa & Ella Mae Sueref - Shepherd's Delight
a4. Clifford Brown, Jeen Bassa & Ella Mae Sueref - Magpie
a5. Clifford Brown, Jeen Bassa & Ella Mae Sueref - Big Jamie
b1. Clifford Brown, Jeen Bassa & Ella Mae Sueref - Let Me Know
b2. Clifford Brown, Jeen Bassa & Ella Mae Sueref - Bittersweet
b3. Clifford Brown, Jeen Bassa & Ella Mae Sueref - Hypnotised
b4. Clifford Brown, Jeen Bassa & Ella Mae Sueref - THC
b5. Clifford Brown, Jeen Bassa & Ella Mae Sueref - Too Hurt to Cry