The brain/love child of LJ Horstman and D Thornley, conjoined metal nerds from opposite ends of the London suburbs who bonded over love of dub mixes, Weird Weather emerge from the home studio after four years of jamming, constructing, dubbing and re-dubbing. Expect cheap synths played with strict finger musicianship; deep bass over 4/4, clattering Roland drum boxes and analogue pads and submerged vocals calling out over the noise of the digital Coffee Maker. Taking influence from Yello, Jah Shaka and the Horn "Megamixes" of the ZTT alumni, the duo poured their favourite elements of 80s club music through the dub blender before calling in the mixing desk skills of Timothy J Fairplay and Jamie Paton for extra impact.
To start, "Sequence 5" is a one-take body-music desk dub. The relentless riding rhythms, rubberised bassline and faint harmonics and turn the packed floor into a smoldering sweat box, before "Trash Dolphin" follows as an aquatic New-Wave meets NY-house in-joke that went too far. Future primitive riffs, tropical drum programs and poolside samples signpost the way to nirvana. Over on the flipside is the titular "Bamboo Room" a sub 90 BPM euphoric mind-melter that's a must have for the cosmic/Balearic crowd. The impossibly groovy rhythm section calls to mind "Lamuka" while the blissed out melodies and velveteen pads above are straight out of a 93 CDM mix. The set is seamlessly completed with the poolside cool of the 'Ormus Mix' for the suave recliners out there.