That wave of new age disco washing over the electronic scene? We’re here for it. And one of the latest additions to this sound is coming from Bobby Gray – a veteran Sydney DJ, songwriter, and producer, who’s just dropped a new track, “EVERYDAY PEOPLE (Feat. Midnight Boom)”, on Sydney’s homegrown label STRICTLYBEATS. ”
“STRICTLYBEATS is one of the key emerging local crews that are creatively waving the flag for fresh and local artists, I’ve got love for the people running the operation and what they’re about,” he says.
Having hit the decks since 2010, and beginning his production journey in 2015, Bobby Gray is riding his way up through a strong set of releases, with collaborators like Groove City, Camille the Artist, Korky Buchek, and SVSSY. His mixture of disco, funk, and house has earnt him both Triple J features and overseas radio play. We reckon you should jump on this one before he speeds on off.
Everyday People is a 909 disco heater, created with his writing partner Midnight Boom. It starts soft and muted, before bringing in a scrumptious bass line and a beat that makes you move, start to finish.
“It was inspired by a loop mix on a DJ set. I messed with the sample to “Everyday People” by Arrested Development, with the intention of taking it to my co-writer Midnight Boom, who plays live bass on the track. In between sessions on my upcoming EP, Listening Party, we’ve been working away on this track for months for fun.” says Bobby.
Bobby Gray is headlining a night filled with disco, house, and overall groove, hosted by STRICTLYBEATS at The Lord Gladstone on the 30th of June. And best of all? It will cost you zilch, zero, nada.
“I gotta admit, this Saturday will be a definite choice opportunity to play out some local productions, show love for the extended Family: Buried King, Tugg Speedman, Groove City, Korky Buchek and Maxy Cozy to say a few. In and amongst that I’m looking to curate the mood this Saturday with a stack of quality disco, 80s deep cuts out of Lagos, pre-house 12 inch versions and of course some turn of the millennium disco that influenced “Everyday People”,” he says.
Find out more about the upcoming STRICTLYBEATS event here.