B IS FOR BUSHY

Party music, with added uptempo tomfoolery. Some early noughties hip hop/soul/funk that Brighton UK seemed to specialise in at that period.

Bushy is Jim Bingham. He started releasing a couple of singles in 1998/99 on Brighton’s Catskills Records. He released a single album “Hiya!” in 2002 and then rather disappeared. Long revered in the Brighton scene for his up-tempo tomfoolery, it’s no surprise that “Hiya!”, his debut album, is littered with dancefloor pop infused with Bushy’s sample-scavenging style. He finds inspiration in the organic soul of the likes of Parliament, The Crusaders, Herbie Hancock, Abdula Ibrahim, and David Axelrod. I guess that with the decline of Big Beat and the Brighton scene falling from favour, Bushy faded with it. I have no idea what he’s doing now.

But if you ever liked Fat Boy Slim, this is for you:
Bushy – Sqezy Soul
Bushy – Don’t Mind If I Do (Groove Armada 100 Club Mix)

Catskills Records website
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~ by acidted on June 14, 2008.

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