Southern California producer-singer duo, comprised of songwriter tomee zero and producer JVMES JET, Charlie Vettuno have shared their new house-induced single/video “Triggered”, which could easily be filed next to Galcher Lustwerk’s more dancefloor-driven output, taken from their debut EP ‘Lime Juice’, out 29th September.
Speaking on the single, Charlie Vettuno share: “Triggered is about our character Charlie being drunk on ego and sizing up whoever they see as competition. Foreshadowing a sort of lashing out that could occur from setting off any one of the many triggers built on self aggrandizement.”
The duo bring a dynamic blend of musicality and innovation to their craft. Their sleek club-rap tracks draw comparison to producers-artists like Cakes Da Killa, Channel Tres, Azealia Banks and Kaytranada. Charlie Vettuno's signature style has caught the attention of music critics and fans alike, earning them praise from notable publications such as Rolling Stone Magazine and leading them to work with the likes of Ari Lennox.
Toronto-based DJ and producer BAMBII has shared her new single “One Touch” - a heady amalgamation of dancehall, jungle and garage, merging deep wonky basslines with smooth vocals and a ceaselessly propulsive and twisting beat.
Speaking on the nostalgia-filled single, BAMBII shares, “Years ago I was in Jamaica and was surprised to hear a jungle track blaring from someone's car that made me stop and listen. I’m trying to give listeners that raw feeling of the dancehall I grew up with but with all the rage and chaos of the rave.”
It makes perfect sense that BAMBII, who helped produce Kelela's recent album, alongside KAYTRANADA, would go on to make music that captures the ecstatic thrill, joy and release of the club. Her legendary queer night Jerk has not only helped build a safe space for queer POCs in her home city but also created a riotous and exhilarating party in the process.
The blend of dancehall, jungle, garage and R&B that permeates the record may be coming out of a unique space that Bambii has carved out for herself in Toronto but there’s also big hits of UK flavour in there too. Once again, this can be linked to BAMBII’s sonic explorations of her own heritage. “I am hugely influenced by the UK music scene,” she says. “I feel like it's one of the main places where Caribbean music has pushed the electronic realm at large. I am equally invested in nostalgia as much as the future and try to convey that on every track.”
Catch BAMBII on tour over spring/summer:
6th April, Manchester, UK - 15 Years of PAN @ The White Hotel
7th, April, Amsterdam, NL - De School
8th, April, Glasgow, UK - Peach @ SWG3
27th, April, London, UK - Space 289
29th, April, Barcelona, Spain - Nitsa
5th, May, Berlin, Germany - Panorama Bar
28th, May, Bakersfield, CA - Lightning in a Bottle Festival
1st, June, Sydney, Australia - Settings @ Universal (Vivid Festival)
11th, June, Melbourne, Australia - Rising 2023 @ Melbourne INT Festival
8th, July, London, UK - Wireless