One listen to the crystal clear rapture in the sound of Bodhi (Cardiff 24 year olds Olly Howells and Luke Welsby) shows the heavily funk-influenced, completely fresh take on dance music this young duo have to offer. Debut single ‘Sy / Emanation’, channeled the vibes of uplifting, dusty house and their enchanting, dancefloor-ready vibe is already demanding considerable attention.
Both Olly and Luke reveal a love of Motown, funk, blues and 90s RnB in their production that was handed down from their fathers, combined with the exciting climate of sounds pushed forward by artists they admire such as Floating Points, George Fitzgerald, Disclosure and Blawan. Their “feel-good music with grooves” takes an old school house sound and jacks it up with deep strummed funk rhythmed basslines, producing tracks that sync with the wave of house and garage dominant bass music that is inspiring so many fresh UK electronic artists.
Considering that these young Welshman have only been producing together for a year, their desire to create a “good solid body of music and hopefully add something to the UK dance scene” appears well within reach.