Bodhi are Luke Welsby and Olly Howells, two Cardiff locals who grew up with the underground music scene of the city and met in its clubs. The duo have a host of hit edits and releases under their belts, have run a club night in their home city, and are back with five killer tracks for their first full-length EP this year.
Rounds EP is a constantly moving sidewinder of a release, holding back nothing as it hits you with one punchy track after another. Opener ‘SQU’ is a meaty kickdrum heavy club roller that hardly gives room to breathe, making the more sparse title track feel delicate in comparison. The darker elements still shine through with a harsh beat and high-octane pads. ‘Drop One’ is a real heady number with an extreme drop certain to set a dancefloor wild. Bodhi’s production skills are gorgeously presented in the sound design of ‘Solaris’, all atmospheric chords, field recordings and frenetic breaks. The breakbeats are forefronted for closing track, ‘Junction 93’, which explores drum’n’bass sound palettes more deeply complete with an ominous sub bass which growls across the explosive rhythm.
Rounds EP drops 5th November via Shall Not Fade.
released November 5, 2021
Production by: Bodhi
Artwork: Pointless Illustrations
Mastering by: Beau @ Ten Eight Seven