“This EP returns to tracks used essentially for live sets between the years 2012 and 2014. In times of quarantine (march/april 2020), it has been remixed, musical arrangements and new post-production done to shape a new sonority, through samples and recorded sounds in this time. It is the longing to the pseudo normality that was lived in for years, prior to social awakening and the pandemic times.”
“Surfin’ Bear is a guitar player who produces his own tunes rather than a producer.
Heavily influenced by early funk and other American boom bap producers, Surfy B also takes great influence from other Edinburgh producers who prove that you don’t need to be from a certain place to make a certain type of music, you just have to be a fan. That’s how it all starts.
Edinburgh born and raised (although now living in Montreal) Bearstrumentals vol 1 was made in Motionless Mama Bears spare room. The Album came out of frustration that most of the best samples have already been taken.”
“It’s been 10 years since we started making use of the virtual space, so we decided to celebrate the past decade with a compilation featuring old and new-generation artists. Polar, Pablo Pavlo, Palm Era, Gozne, Digital Volt and the three founding members of the label (Basstk, Jack_plug and Baradit) have collaborated to carry out this release.”