Forget It EP (The Bunker New York 022)

by Justin Cudmore

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Feezo Betrugo
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Feezo Betrugo dreamy acid house Favorite track: Sweet Phantasy.
Aaron Ocean
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Aaron Ocean Crushing on this record so hard
thunderpizza
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thunderpizza Solid showing of techno here. Im more of a fan of faster and harder tech, but the acid lines and delayed sounds had me sold. Glad I picked this one up. Looking forward to future releases.

Edit: After some more spinning I think that Sweet Phantasy is the strongest showing from Cudmore in this release, if only for the fact that it shows the most restraint and structure in the composition. Rip the pitch fader to the top and Forget It becomes a warehouse banger, so thats a close second for me. Favorite track: Sweet Phantasy.
Spencer Mann
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Spencer Mann Perfect. Creative, catchy, inventive, smooth, it's just beautiful. I'm going to be playing this one a lot. Favorite track: New Jack the House.
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You can check out 2 minute samples of all the tracks on our SoundCloud: soundcloud.com/thebunkerny/justin-cudmore-forget-it-ep-the-bunker-new-york-022-preview

Justin Cudmore has managed to stand out in two cities that are not known for being easy on aspiring musicians: Chicago and New York. He always made music growing up near the small town of Springfield, Illinois, playing drums in different bands and gravitating towards whatever remnants of the 90’s midwest rave scene he was able to find around him. Examining his roots, Justin identifies a move to Chicago in the mid-2000’s as a turning point: “figuring out my sexuality in college I found clubs to be welcoming—I found a community in the music.” He naturally became a part of the scene around Chicago’s Smart Bar, eventually helping out with the seminal blog and mix series Little White Earbuds, while deepening his appreciation for the classic house and acid tracks that continue to inspire him even after leaving the midwest for New York City.

Following a move to Brooklyn, his rise as an in-demand DJ on the local underground circuit, and a widely charted debut single ‘Crystal’ on Honey Soundsystem, “Forget It” is Cudmore’s debut EP on The Bunker New York. Some of these tracks will be recognizable from late night DJ sets and podcasts by The Bunker New York family such as Bryan Kasenic, Mike Servito and Gunnar Haslam (the latter two make up the Hot Mix collective with Justin, and have been playing collaborative all night sets at The Bunker). The white labels of “Forget It” have already been drawing dancers here in Brooklyn to the booth demanding a track ID. “I like old sounds but I don't think I sit down and necessarily try to make retro sounding tracks” says Cudmore, “ When I sit down and improvise my only guide or rules is following a particular sound or vibe I've built in my head.” With steady basslines, vocal hooks and wiggly acid overtones, all four tracks have to be described as floor-fillers that more than capably stand up to home listening.

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released February 10, 2017

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