The 2 Bears
Left-of-centre collaboration The 2 Bears, like many good things, come as a pair. In this case the pairing is of Hot Chip member and Greco Roman label boss Joe Goddard, and his partner in crime Raf Rundell. Together they make an infectious blend of pop-tinged house, techno & disco. On the decks they are have impressively deep record boxes and are guaranteed party-starters every time!
The two crossed paths while DJ'ing a London party hosted by the latter's Greco-Roman Soundsystem collective. Later the duo teamed to host Follow the Bears, a program for Ministry of Sound Radio, and went about replicating some of the Detroit techno and Chicago house they had been playing, with Goddard making beats and Rundell singing.
Both of their long players have quickly become two of the most lauded dance albums of a generation, filled with faultless dancefloor anthems shot through with a wicked sense of humour guaranteed to put a smile on your face and spring in your step
Together, they spin a poppers-fuelled fantasy where it’s always 3am underneath a railway arch and everyone’s invited; an exercise in uptempo disco, downtempo electro and lush vocal harmonies.