Soothsayer are excited to reveal the latest member of their ever-growing roster, UK-born, Sydney-based producer Jonny Reebok. Jonny Reebok carefully crafts tracks that reference the halcyon days of electronic music while creating a lane all for himself. After a series of online drops, remixes and edits, Soothsayer today release Jonny Reebok’s latest offering, ‘Aphrodite Dub’.
Receiving its radio premiere by FBi and debuting online via Majestic Casual, ‘Aphrodite Dub’ was inspired by a desire to “create dark, heavy club music and keep you on all ten toes with bass heavy direction”. Cruising at 134BPM, ‘Aphrodite Dub’ walks us through a darkened street, late at night, as echoing synths and tight bass vibrate through the thin air, enticing us to immerse ourselves in the track’s masterful mix of UKG, jungle and dub. ‘Aphrodite Dub’ is the first half of a double a-side due later this month.
VIDEO: Jonny Reebok – ‘Aphrodite Dub’
Jonny Reebok explains how his discovery of dub and early-era dubstep influenced the progression of his new sound;
“After some much needed time away from releasing music I have had the time and space to explore what sound I want to continue to make. I’m moving away from sample-based tracks and more towards rhythm and bass focused music. ‘Aphrodite Dub’ is a garage/dub mash up I finished in an unknown airport on my Europe trip. I couldn’t help myself but add some classic breaks to the track. This was my first time experimenting with sending digital sounds thru analogue equipment. Kinda wild to think that my sound has gone from house 2 garage 2 dubstep just like the original UK scenes progressed in the 90s into the 2000s.”
– Jonny Reebok
Jonny Reebok has been bringing club tunes to headphones since online viral 2018 release ‘You Don’t Know Flavours Bwoy’ which saw radio love from triple j and FBi. His infamous remix of Soothsayer’s electronic duo ALTA’s single ‘Figured Out’ has amassed over 1 million plays on streaming services and has seen him curate mixes for Let Them Eat Cake as well as perform alongside the likes of Shanti Celeste, Moxie and Peach at Colour Club in 2019.
Soothsayer A&R manager Chris Rigney had this to say about teaming up with Reebok;
“This release is a dream come true for us at Soothers. Jonny’s done remixes for us, played our parties and been illegally adopted by ALTA so it was only natural to link up for a release. The music he makes is truly exceptional for someone his age, and we’re just happy to play a lil part in the next phase of his story. He truly is a talent for the future so watch this space.”
Soothsayer is thrilled to share the talent of Jonny Reebok with the world and cannot wait to see what the future beholds for the act who is well beyond his years.
‘Aphrodite Dub’Jonny Reebok Official single artwork above