info : 06/2003

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INFORMATION

Vorwort: Rockers HiFi als Projekt liegt seit ein paar jahren auf Eis - jedoch sind zwei drittel, mastermind glyn 'bigga' bush und mc frada p noch immer aktiv. glyn macht nun hauptsächlich das 'soloprojekt' lightning head (auf JCR/Best Seven), dessen inhalt und mission sehr schön in diesem review zusammengefasst ist:

Knowledge Magazine, November 2002
"Welding Jamaican, Cuban and Brazilian styles, Glyn 'Bigga' Bush, formally one half of Rockers Hi-Fi, drops the album as Lightening Head. One for lovers of dub fusion, from both DJ and home-listening perspective, this album has got the lot. The single that started it all off, 'Me & My Princess' featuring Colliston White AKA Singing Bird is featured, bringing dancehall to the masses. With another killer vocal coming from Farda on the albums opening track 'El Head Sound', this marrying dub and batucada vibrations. There's a foray into more broken beat territory too on 'Bass Drum & Snare', sounding like it came straight out of West London, but actually written in Dorset, and with everything from dub house to a steel band soundclash in between, this is an album any dub-wise folk will enjoy."

Glyn 'Bigga' Bush Bio

Glyn "Bigga" Bush spent most of the 90s honing his writing and studio production skills with Rockers Hi Fi, with classic tracks such as "Push Push", "What A Life" and "Going Under". He also produced a string of remixes with Rockers for artists such as Sly & Robbie, St. Etienne, Richard Dorfmeister's Tosca project and Dawn Penn.

Since the turn of the decade the Rockers project has been on ice, and BiggaBush has concentrated on working from his own studio in the depths of rural England. During that time he has produced a string of well-respected remixes for the likes of Ennio Morricone, Tosca, Ella Fitzgerald and the late lamented Brazilian artist Suba, which picked up considerable airplay from the likes of Gilles Peterson and Ross Allen. More recently he has reworked tunes for Rob (Galliano) Gallagher's new incarnation as Earl Zinger and German chillers Boozoo Bajou as well as revisiting ambient dub territory for a take on Tapper Zukie's evergreen "MPLA Dub".

These tracks all feature Bigga's characteristic funky Latin percussion, massive bass lines and deep melodic elements, taking his former work with the Rockers to a new level.

2002 will also see the unveiling of a new BiggaBush project: Lightning Head, which fuses the funkiest aspects of early Jamaican, Nu Yorican and Brazilian styles into a joyful soundclash of dub, salsa and batucada. His debut album, "Studio Don" is OUT NOW on the Best Seven/Sonar Kollektiv label run by Berlin's Jazzanova.

1992-1999:

Rockers Hi Fi: Writer/producer/programmer/performer. Toured extensively in Europe and USA and produced four studio albums and a DJ Kicks compilation as well as remixing a wide range of artists.

Albums:
Rockers to Rockers (Island 1994)
Music Is Immortal (WEA 95)
Mish Mash (WEA 96)
DJ Kicks (The Black Album) (K7 97)
Overproof (WEA 98)

Singles:
Push Push; What A Life; Going Under; Transmission Central

Remixes include:
Ella Fitzgerald; Sly and Robbie; Dawn Penn; Nils Petter Molvaer; Earl 16.

1999-present

BiggaBush - remixes for Richard Dorfmeister's Tosca, Suba, Ennio Morricone, Ella Fitzgerald (the much-requested batucada mix of "Sunshine of Your Love" championed by Gilles Peterson and Ross Allen), Tony Allen's Allenko Brotherhood, Boozoo Bajou, Tapper Zukie.

Forthcoming four track ep on Different Drummer offshoot Leftfoot. Tracks on Freezone compilation.

Lightning Head

DJ appearances in UK, Germany, Austria, Spain, Portugal, the Big Chill (Lulworth 2001), Enchanted Garden and Naxos (2002).

Radio mixes broadcast in Germany (Soul Patrol; mdr Sputnik); Portugal (Radio Nova), France (Radio Nova Paris).

Music for film and video - tracks used in feature films (The Basketball Diaries 1996); Traffic (2000), various TV programmes (Changing Rooms, Sophie's Sunshine Foods, Top Gear, Modern Times) commercials (BTCellnet, Hugo Boss) Department of Health drugs information video "Going Over".

taken from www.biggabush.co.uk