Drum Rhythm EP by Bontan & Lazarusman

Internationally renowned house talents Bontan & Lazarusman come together for a brilliant brace of new tracks on One Tribe Records.

Drum Rhythm EP by Bontan & Lazarusman Art by One Tribe Records

Bontan is one of the highest-ever selling artists on Beatport; such is the appeal of his unique brand of house music. It is now a decade since he first broke through, and since then, the anthemic sounds have kept coming on labels like Hot Creations and Origins Records. At the same time, his DJ diary has taken him to the most significant festivals, from Coachella to Tomorrowland, proving there are few more influential artists out there.

For this release, he joins up with Lazarusman, a South African spoken word artist who has spent the last decade pioneering his unique brand of poetry across a multitude of electronic music genres. He has released on labels such as Connaisseur Recordings, Anjunadeep, and Nervous Records, garnering critical acclaim for his distinctive sound.

First up is the brilliantly loose Afro grooves of "Drum Rhythm" with layers of hits, toms, and congas tumbling down over the funky kicks. Lazarusman's spoken words bring real emotion with lyrics inspired by "the thumping rhythm of life," as the compelling rhythms never let up and keep the dance floor bouncing.

The equally organic "Dramatic" is just as brilliant in assembling a groove from an array of drum sounds. They make for a hypnotic, body-popping rhythm that is detailed with lush synths and more soulful bars from Lazarusman, as well as plenty of extra and subtle Afro details.

Bontan & Lazarusman - Drum Rhythm EP
Release Date December 2023
Label One Tribe Records

1. Drum Rhythm
2. Dramatic

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