Over the past couple of years, I’ve managed to spill quite a bit of virtual ink covering Portuguese DJ and production duo Bubba Brothers — Eliseo Correia and Justino Santos — and during that period, the duo, which formed back in 2015, have been remarkably prolific, regularly releasing banger after banger after banger . . .
2023 has been a rather busy year for the JOVM mainstays. Earlier this year, they released the Visions EP, an effort that featured:
- “Black Beach,” which saw the JOVM mainstays pairing deep house with Balearic house, built around glistening synth arpeggio-driven melodies, skittering beats, twinkling percussion and euphoria-inducing hooks. The song as the duo explain was inspired by and written on Iceland’s famous Black Beach — but somehow manages to evoke swelling summer nights and sweaty clubs.
- “Bobby’s Dream” a club rocking, deep house banger built around skittering tweeter and woofer rattling thump, a sampled Rastafarian meditation, glistening synths and enormous hooks. The end result is a woozy and dream-like song act will get asses out of their seats and onto the floor.
Earlier this year, the duo followed the Visions EP with “Meaning” a percussive, banger built around propulsive polyrhythm paired with glistening synth arpeggios, a soulful vocal sample and their unerring knack for euphoric hooks.
The JOVM’s latest single “Wasabi” is a bit of deep house, seemingly indebted to Larry Levan and others, built around chunky synth arpeggio blocks, tweeter and woofer rattling, propulsive beats, the duo’s remarkably unerring knack for euphoric hooks — and for the second time in their history, lyrics sung by the duo. Remember, dear reader, “house music all night long . . .”