Bristol's Ryan Bonfield, aka Artifact, was a hotly tipped name in the bass music scene last year and 2012 sees him get his long overdue debut release via Deadplate Records this month.
Archaic Line EP - Artifact [forthcoming Deadplate Records]
Artifact's debut release does not disappoint and 'Archaic Line' cuts right to the chase with a funky, bass heavy dance-floor burner. The flip 'Deserted' is equally well crafted and really drives home how quality this debut release really is. To top it off there is a killer remix by Graphics of 'Archaic Line' which has been getting much love from Mary Anne Hobbs on XFM.
While we are talking about Mary Anne Hobbs, Artifact has a mix lined-up for her XFM show on January 21st that should not be missed. To follow up that he is playing with Mosca and Pangaea in Leeds at Square One on 3 February - make sure you add that one to your calendar.
Archaic Line EP is set for release on 23 January via Deadplate Records on wax (+ digital) and is available to pre-order here. Until then, in case you missed it, check out Artifact's excellent Sonic Router Mix from last year, featuring great dubs from some of our new favourite producers including Ziro and Thefft.