Bama Pi is inspired by and dedicated to the Potawatomi Native American tribe that inhabited the area now known as Chicago. The phrase roughly translates to "later on" and serves as recurring theme as Pugs Atomz gives us his view of things after the battle, the fun and travel.
A stalwart and revered figure in the Chicago scene, Pugs Atomz is a trailblazer who laid the ground work for many artists in the area today. Bama Pi portraits different moments of his journey with his vivid story telling ranging from roots to revolutions and beyond. The sonically appealing beat palette of the album is delivered courtesy of Moodymann, DJ Vadim, Mr. Dibiase, Bobby Tank, Tensei etc.
Gilb-R (Versatile Records)
Ronnie Herel (BBC Radio 1Xtra)
World traveller and creative director in the areas of fashion, design & music. New album 'Bama Pi' now out worldwide.
The German A-team of deep broken beat fusion are currently presenting their new TDR album 'Smile' on tour.
Russian percussion and hip hop pioneer with an impressive track record, collaborating with Pugs Atomz for 'The Electric'.
French producer/DJ based in East London, also known as Mowgly, Twitch, Marathon Men, Loose Ensemble etc.
Signed to Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. music label, recording with Nas, Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar, Manfred Mann, Bruce Springsteen etc.
Hailing from Watts L.A., running the gambit from 8 bit classics to seductive soul to raw grungy bangers, no sample is safe.
UK funkateer, phat boy and soulsmith, currently releasing new album with DJ Vadim on BBE as Hartley & Wolfe.
An outspoken voice in the non-confrontational world of dance music, Detroit's Kenny Dixon Jr is a legendary force of his own.