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Bristol-based indie-pop / electronica artist Hector Who Lived has released the DJ Bunjy X Kickback remix of his debut single ‘Monkey’ via Sugar Shack Records.
Hector has an array of musical achievements under his belt since his move to Bristol in 2017, having played venues such as The O2 Academy Oxford, The Bullingdon, Jericho Tavern and Truck Festival with his band ‘The Outside’. With his current band Try Me, Hector has a variety of festivals coming up this year including Dot To Dot. Hector has also featured on a charity album ‘Poland Has A Task’, alongside Lynks, Jessica Winter, Brodka and more; raising awareness for Women’s and Queer rights in Poland.
Monkey was written when the first lockdown hit as an acknowledgment of one’s headspace being the first step towards self-help. With sharp DIY production and earnestly self-aware lyrics, it’s a raw communication of mental struggles throughout lockdown and slipping into bad habits. Noise samples from a gameboy are sprinkled throughout to add texture to the track.
DJ Kickback is a Bristol-based underground rave DJ and Producer who is a product of the mid-nineties rave scene, with tunes out on Ghetto Dub – AFT and X-AMNT.
DJ Bunjy is one of Bristol’s most sought after DJ’s, making a name for himself in the nineties playing hip hop, drum & bass and RnB. He was soon signed to Warner Records and toured Europe and America, going on to play festivals such as Glastonbury, Shambala, One Nation, Nottinghill Festival and Tribal Gathering.
In 2002, Bunjy formed the Laid Blak project, a Bristol urban collective of musicians who have played alongside Julian Marley, Desmond Decker, John Legend, Ed Sheeran among many others.
Sugar Shack Records who work with both DJ Bunjy and Hector, saw a great opportunity in Monkey for the pair to work together, and so the DJ Bunjy x Kickback remix was born.
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