Bakkos is comprised of Sean & Ben, two producers residing in Bristol. In a city often noted as a cornerstone of the UK underground, the duo have marked themselves out by channelling their disparate musical influences into a unique take on house and techno.
Having spent the vast majority of his life playing the drums, Vancouver-born Sean shored up his knack for percussion via adolescent forays into keys and guitar. This familiarity with a range of instruments and the resultant studio time (plus a pivotal season in Ibiza) soon led him down the road of solo production, with a number of his tracks being snapped up for labels including Tapesh & Maximiljan’s Variante Music.
Ben, meanwhile, has taken a more direct route into production. A long-standing DJing habit has seen him hold residencies at a number of the South-West’s storied parties including infamous freeparty-come-clubnight Ripsnorter, and Scream, where he played alongside some of Bristol’s biggest exports including Waifs & Strays and Eats Everything.
With an ever-growing arsenal of collaborative productions nearing release, Bakkos incorporate the pair’s DJing pedigree and expansive technical knowledge into constructions that are club-ready yet imbued with a distinct musicality. The dÃ©but Bakkos release was a collaboration with Waifs & Strays on his Keep Pushin EP, which was released on Resonance Records in September; their dÃ©but Bakkos EP entitled Viet Cong was released on Ramon Tapia's infamous Say What? Records in November 2014. Since then Bakkos have had further releases on Say What, Elrow and their next EP is due out this year on T. Williams' Today Tomorrow Records imprint.
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