Soundsystem pressure from a Bristol heavyweight.
An affiliate of Sureskank, co-runner of wonky grime label Sector 7 Sounds, and a founding member of the always-on-point Bandulu gang, young Bristol producer and DJ Boofy is often in the thick of things when it comes to the noise from his city.
Real name Louie Campbell, he’s been active on Bristol’s ever-heavyweight bass circuit since around 2013, making his production debut on a co-release with label mate Lemzly Dale and since doing the rounds on imprints like Bandulu, No Corner, and Innamind Recordings.
Like many of his associates, Boofy’s musical vision is shaped by his obsession with soundsystem culture, almost only ever appearing with a heavy artillery of dubplates and always ensuring each weapon packs enough heat to make the rig shake. His latest experiments certainly cause a rumble. Released via dubstep OG Pinch’s Tectonic label, In My Head offers four rounds of wobble science that rattle straight from the darkside, and come as arguably some of his most accomplished pieces to date.
Making an overdue debut on our mix series, Boofy eases us in with a few of his reggae favourites before naturally moving into murky spheres. Fiyaaah from Bengal Sound, Rocks FOE, Gemmy, Chokez and plenty more.
Bitty Mclean – Version (Walk Away From Love)
Ernest Wilson – We Are No Strangers
Pluto Shervington – Ram Goat Liver
Young Echo – Home
Boofy Rework of Kahn’s Imhotep
Hi5ghost Rework of Ishan Sound’s Namkha
Bengal Sound – Untouched
Roxy x What We Do
Rocks FOE – Let’s See
Lemzly Dale – Underdog Riddim
Rocks FOE & JLSXND7RS – Warren & Justin (Boofy & Hi5ghost Remix)
Boofy – Ledge VIP
Gemmy – Sonic Boom
Lemzly Dale – Paperboy
Kwam – Don’t Worry
Headland – Roamer
Chokez – Konnichiwa
Boofy – Herbie
Drone – Flooded
Samba – Teeth
In my Head is out now on Tectonic. Buy it here.
Featured Image: Ila Brugal