Chris Bushnell, “Need”

The Bingo’s got some big balls. Chris Bushnell, L.A. producer by way of Florida whose Travi$ Scott and Gent & Jawns remixes we covered earlier this year, is out for blood and it shows on his latest release on Dim Mak. The track, simply titled “Need,” is a banger that traces the fine line between big room and big house much like the more recent tracks we’ve been seeing from DJs like Chris Lake or EDX. And while Bushnell chooses to infuse his sound with a little more grime than we’re typically treated to on the pop-deep house or neo-house charts, it’s not the kind of garbage one would expect to hear at a fratty warehouse rave.

Instead, “Need” derives its flair from Chris Bushnell’s apparent love of UK garage and 2-step which, over the course of the past year or so, has been becoming increasingly present in his work as he begins to step away from his humble beginnings of a big room DJ and producer. This explains the deepened urge for complexity with each subsequent production of his; “Need,” in particular, has a wobbly bassline and kick-snare pattern that would make Hannah Wants and Chris Lorenzo go weak at the knees. Bushnell is the kind of producer that shows more and more of himself, his inspirations, and drive to mature with each new release and “Need” is no exception. You need this track.

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