CULTURE SHOCK ‘BUNKER’ (WEHBBA REMIX) – RAM RECORDS – RECOMMENDED TECHNO
Being Brazilian, Wehbba naturally took a lot of influence from d&b growing up, so it’s a special project for him to work on. Below he’s given a quote about the remix. “Culture Shock got in touch directly with us to invite me to remix their track Bunker, which was released on Andy C’s RAM Records in 2017. I’m not entirely sure how they’ve become aware of my work, but I’ve been on the lookout for interesting and challenging remix projects to take on, and this one fitted the bill perfectly. I’ve always been a fan of Drum n’ Bass and Jungle, from LTJ Bukem to Roni Size, from Dilinja to Ed Rush & Optical, etc….I actually got to learn how to play with vinyl, mixing drum n bass records, with the guys from the Brazilian duo Drumagik and Ramilson Maia, almost 20 years ago, and my good friend Marky has always been a big influence for me behind the decks. It was through him that I got to know about Andy C and RAM Records, and being a mostly techno-focused artist I’d never imagined I could be working with them one day. Culture Shock has great sound design skills and a very characteristic sound, and when I first heard the track it was clear it would be very inspiring to work on, and I could envision exactly how a Wehbba remix of it would sound like, so it was very inspiring and refreshing to work on it.”
Breaking onto the international scene as early as 2006 with his release on German imprint Killa Beat, Wehbba’s status in the industry has since only grown. He’s known as a wizard in the studio, with dozens of singles and EPs to his name, along with two solo albums—2010’s Full Circle and 2013’s Square Two.
Following his popular appearance at Boiler Room São Paulo in late 2014, Wehbba headed in 2015 for Barcelona. The move only catapulted his star further, as he established himself into the European techno scene with regular appearances on labels like Drumcode, Kompakt, Soma, Bedrock, Second State, Systematic, 2020Vision, Knee Deep In Sound and Tronic.
His studio prowess lent itself to features on high-profile projects, over the course of his career, such as a remix for the soundtrack to Sony’s major motion picture The Magnificent Seven, a huge accomplishment by any standard, but so is remixing the likes of Laurent Garnier, Danny Tenaglia and Stephan Bodzin, as well as collaborating on original work with legends DJ Deeon, John Digweed or Jon Dixon and D’Sean Jones from Timeline/Underground Resistance fame.
2018 has been a stellar year for Wehbba. His debut four-track Eclipse EP on Drumcode stormed into the top 10 charts within the first few days of its release in February. He returned to Drumcode again with another chart-dominating EP in July of the same year, as his four-track Catarse EP gained support from names like Ben Klock, Adam Beyer, Carl Cox, Charlotte De Witte, Amelie Lens, Joseph Capriati and Pan-Pot all summer long. Wehbba had a huge year of gigs too, joining Drumcode at OFF Week in Barcelona, with further dates at Resistance in Ibiza, Warehouse Project in Manchester, fabric in London, Motion in Bristol, Rex Club in Paris, Watergate in Berlin to mention a few.
Along with his slew of high-profile dates, Wehbba capped off 2018 with a remix of Gui Boratto’s “Spur” on Kompakt in August. That was followed up with another big Drumcode release in September for the label’s A-Sides Vol. 7 compilation with “Just,” a percussive stomper that brings high-impact energy and urgency to any dance floor, one year after his debut on the label, on the 6th instalment of the same compilation series with “Fake”.
This is an excellent remix on Andy C’s RAM Records and an underground techno re-work of Culture Shock‘s ‘Bunker’ from the drum N bass artist’s new album: