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For those unfamiliar with Bullion, here’s the story so far. His real name is Nathan Jenkins, a lad in his mid twenties, born and raised in West London. Three years ago he self-released a ‘mash up’ album combining music by the Beach Boys with production inspired by J Dilla, called Pet Sounds: In The Key Of Dee, mastered by veteran garage don MJ Cole, and watched it become a viral sensation on the internet within days.

As the ensuing 8-bit, lo-fi ‘beat scene’ began gathering pace, he was at the forefront with Get Familiar – a gritty, bass heavy dance floor anthem, released on One Handed Music, the quirky imprint owned by Stones Throw’s Alex Chase. More releases followed on the same label to critical acclaim, the best known an EP of contemporary beat-driven love songs called Young Heartache, showing that this fresh faced composer literally wears his heart on his sleeve.

And with the Say Goodbye To What single from last year, it seemed as though he was loosening the assemblage points of his music, transposing sampled voices into new contexts, and creating a kind of modern, sun-drenched psychedelic cut’n’paste that terms like ‘chill wave’ fall several eons short of…

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For those unfamiliar with Bullion, here’s the story so far. His real name is Nathan Jenkins, a lad in his mid twenties, born and raised in West London. Three years ago he self-released a ‘mash up’ album combining music by the Beach Boys with production inspired by J Dilla, called Pet Sounds: In The Key Of Dee, mastered by veteran garage don MJ Cole, and watched it become a viral sensation on the internet within days.

As the ensuing 8-bit, lo-fi ‘beat scene’ began gathering pace, he was at the forefront with Get Familiar – a gritty, bass heavy dance floor anthem, released on One Handed Music, the quirky imprint owned by Stones Throw’s Alex Chase. More releases followed on the same label to critical acclaim, the best known an EP of contemporary beat-driven love songs called Young Heartache, showing that this fresh faced composer literally wears his heart on his sleeve.

And with the Say Goodbye To What single from last year, it seemed as though he was loosening the assemblage points of his music, transposing sampled voices into new contexts, and creating a kind of modern, sun-drenched psychedelic cut’n’paste that terms like ‘chill wave’ fall several eons short of describing adequately. With the likes of Zane Lowe, Gorilla vs. Bear and Adrian Sherwood all singing his praises, and much lauded remixes of Tricky and Amadou and Mariam under his belt, the Bullion train has been gathering steam at a dizzying pace. Small wonder then,that the latest effort, You Drive Me To Plastic is brought to us by Young Turks Records, the ultra-hip home of mercury prize winners the xx, as well as Holy Fuck, Sbtrkt and many more.

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Based: London, UK
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