Ok folks - its FINALLY here - the new Layo and Bushwacka! album "Rising And Falling"...available here on iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/rising-falling/id564978406 , - also on Beatport here http://www.beatport.com/release/rising-and-falling/976535 - and in HMV, Amazon, Phonica, all good record stores!! Enjoy! Link
vote for Love Story - Layo and Bushwacka! Greatest Dance track right here....share the LOVE!! We Love you!!! Link
It is that time of year where we all like to give things to each other more than usual.... and I woke up this morning and thought " I want to give you all a Xmas mix of classic Acid House music from back in the day" - so that is exactly what I have done. Please post this on each other's walls, sharing is caring remember! https://soundcloud.com/justbebushwacka/bushwacka-xmas-mix-2015 Link
Thanks to everybody for the messages and the memories. It is deeply touching to know who much the club meant to you all. I remember the day I called Richard(C) and said there's this old stables, the owner thinks it could be a club ... Want to take a look .. We knew what we wanted to create with The End and later, AKA - like all creative endeavours, they then take on a life of their own and that life was part of everyone who went there and made it special and having played all over the world, it really was ... I was just djing at home and I had that feeling, that memory of that room, that atmosphere ... it was a privilege to be part of it, to enjoy those years working with the team and of course all the great DJ's and promoters, the characters ... so for those of you going tonight here's to 20 years, to old friends, and lost nights ... The End.
To Matt ... We had met briefly at Spectrum at Heaven around 1990 introduced by a local hood we both knew and must have crossed paths at various Mr C(Richard) warehouse parties in the early 90's but really got to know each other at Mr C's The Watershed studio as The End was being planned and built. Matt was doing his engineering apprenticeship there and I started to go in to make music with Richard. Maybe a year after The End opened I went in on my own to make a track, Matt made a suggestion and I said let's do it together, the track became "Split Personality", funny the titles you choose ... We made a few more under the guise of The Usual Suspects and they all smashed on the underground, something clicked and so we decided to make an album, as Matt fondly remembers, " the only rules are there are no rules" ... the album became "Lowlife", was released in 1999 and we changed our name to Layo&Bushwacka! ... and so the adventure really begins ... residents in the lounge at Sub-Terrain, just an electric night ... then moved to our own all night long ...13 years playing the first Saturday of the month at The End ... what an honour ... so many memorable nights, a few ... 8 hour set at Glastonbury outdoors, all night at Space when Derrick Carter misses his plane, so many gigs at Space, Ibiza in general, boat parties in New York ... Pacha Buenos Aires in 2000, Womb in Japan, Warung in Brazil from when they opened to now, Carnivals in Rio and Salvador, live at Sonar, Italy!!! East Europe!! signing to XL, Love Story, remixing Bebel Glberto to Madonna, Shake It, the first South African tour, the last South American tour ... the after parties ... I guess we played well over a 1000 gigs together, so many hours in the studio, End Recordings, Olmeto ... always looking to create music, a vibe when we play, express what we feel, to share that joy and sometimes the pain ... And what now ... a fork in the road ... Bushwacka! and Just Be continue ... me on a different path ... but more than this, the future, there is what was and it' s been amazing ... we have helped each grow as people, shared something so special, both together and with millions of people ... thank you my brother and good luck ... see you next Saturday!!! Love Layo.