TOTD // 19/05 // PBR Streetgang

Published: May 19, 2017, words by Oli Katz

UK’s Bonar Bradberry and Tom Thorpe began DJing together as PBR Streetgang in 2003 at their residency at Mint Nightclub named “Asylum.” Their growing popularity at home led them to doing a few one-off guest spots at We Love Space in Ibiza, becoming a resident of the party shortly after. Splitting time between Leeds and Ibiza, the duo began releasing original productions in 2008. After a string of acclaimed remixes and originals for their friends at 2020 Vision and Futureboogie, the duo released on Hot Creations their breakout “Downstroke.” PBR continued to simultaneously expand their remix repertoire, most recently for Lana Del Rey. After an extensive US tour, the duo returned in 2014 with their debut for Throne of Blood Achilles, “a gait of a banger” according to Resident Advisor. Ten years in the making, these “technically sound selectors”, according to Mixmag, have “secured spots at clubs and festivals the world over.” This includes their longest running residency at Space in Ibiza, serving as closing DJs for the entirety of 2013 season.

2016 has been outstanding for the boys, remixing Bryan Ferry and UK house giants Dusky. On the road debut tours to Japan & Brazil whilst returning to the legendary Panorama Bar and Glastonbury festival. All this whilst holding down a month long residency on Rinse FM and still finding time for a releases on Future Boogie, Craig Richards newest label ‘Ship To Shore’ and the world renowned Crosstown Rebels. With more releases planned tours already planned 2017 looks to be just as big.

Spreading the message of love ahead of Love Saves The Day, the duo pick out funkalicious music from the likes of Danny Krivit, James Mason and Sylvester.

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MFSB

Love is the message (Danny Krivit Edit)

  • Calm

  • Energetic

  • Euphoric

  • Happy

  • Melancholic

  • Nostalgic

  • Tense

  • Wonky

“Made by one of the best bands to come out of the city of brotherly love, Philadelphia, you couldn’t get a more relevant record to this theme if you tried!! A very significant record personally for both of us and the version we chose is a perfect example of a what a really great re-edit can be – no flash tricks, no clever gimmicks, just enhancing and extending the best parts of the song with care and respect for the original. This has been the beginning and the end to many of our sets over the years.”
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The Whispers

Keep On Loving Me

  • Calm

  • Energetic

  • Euphoric

  • Happy

  • Melancholic

  • Nostalgic

  • Tense

  • Wonky

“With most of these list things DJ’s get asked to do, it’s a bit of an excuse for them to show off the depth of their musical knowledge and how serious and earnest they are when it comes to the art of selection… so to pick a track like this some would call this out as a “guilty pleasure”… I say fuck em’… you’re picking some YouTube vids out mate! So with that In mind I chose this song because: 1. It really is a a great track and 2. This video is so, so good it always makes me smile when ever I put it on. ”
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James Mason

I want your love

  • Calm

  • Energetic

  • Euphoric

  • Happy

  • Melancholic

  • Nostalgic

  • Tense

  • Wonky

“Bit of a cult record for some, this beautiful eleven minute epic is something that is almost guaranteed to be played at some point over the course of the Love International Festival and where I first heard it a few years ago, floating around, “aqua vogueing” in the crystal clear waters by the infamous Beach stage. Adriatic bliss!! ”
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Sylvester

I Need Somebody To Love Me Tonight

  • Calm

  • Energetic

  • Euphoric

  • Happy

  • Melancholic

  • Nostalgic

  • Tense

  • Wonky

“One of those records you hear played by someone else at the right time and setting and it blows you away with its stripped down synth beauty, go to find out what it is and then realise you’ve had it in you collection for years but never checked the B-side! Moral of the story, always check the B-side… always! This track is further affirmation that Patrick Cowley was a production god and even though this may be one of the lesser known and less energetic records of the great man’s catalogue, it is all the more atmospheric and special as a result. ”

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