As long-time residents of the weird and always unexpected city of San Francisco, Bachelors Of Science are renowned for mixing up and making unique blends of laid back, tripped-out, soul drenched tracks that are designed to be listened to as well as just heard on the floor. Choosing quality over quantity, they are regarded as one of the most consistently innovative and sought-after remixers and producers of the scene, working with everyone from dance music legends Groove Armada, Justin Martin and Paradox to indie darlings Home Video and Silver Swans.
With their own productions, the Bachelors continue to defy those that try to categorize them into a genre. From the deep liquid drum n bass inspired by their hometown of London and the likes of High Contrast and LTJ Bukem to the minimal inspired Autonomic sounds of dBridge and sun-drenched 4/4 grooves inspired by fellow SF locals Dirtybird … the Bachelors have retained their quality and a large and loyal following throughout, garnering plays from Annie Mac, Basement Jaxx, LTJ Bukem, High Contrast, Loxy, Doc Scott, DJ Hype, Reid Speed, Alix Perez, Grooverider and DJ Marky.
Their debut album “Science Fiction” released in 2008 to critical and commercial acclaim, became one of the top selling drum n bass albums of all time, with “Song For Lovers” and “The Ice Dance” becoming liquid drum n bass anthems and the Apex remix of “Strings Track” eventually winning “Best Drum n Bass Track” at the 2009 Beatport Awards. More recent remixes of The XX, Home Video, Death Cab For Cutie, Groove Armada and Seasick Steve have won praise across the music blogoshpere, placing them atop the Hype Machine chart for weeks in a row.
On stage, the tales of the “full Bachelors Of Science set” are the stuff of legend. Having performed alongside acts as diverse as Pendulum, LTJ Bukem, High Contrast, Kode9, Photek and even Elvis Costello, the guys take a crowd on a journey with everything from BoS originals and bootlegs to custom edits of cutting edge tracks and past future classics.
2012 was a big year for the Bachelors as they launched their new label CODE Recordings (coderecordings.co.uk) after departing from Horizons Music. The first single [BEAST b/w MORNING SUN] hit #1 on the Red Eyes Drum & Bass vinyl charts and sold out in within the first few months. The release also received heavy DJ support from artists like Spectrasoul, Mutated Forms, Storm & Flight, and was accompanied by a slick music video to add to their already solid YouTube presence of over 1.5 million views of BoS videos combined.
On the remix tip BoS was given the nod from the mighty Dirtybird Records to remix one of the biggest tech house records of the year, the title track off Justin Martin’s Ghettos and Gardens album. The remix did extremely well, hitting #5 on the Beatport charts for top 100 DnB releases and getting its world premiere on BBC 1xtra via the massive Diplo and Friends program. The track was played all over the world at massive events and festivals by Claude Von Stroke & Justin Martin and also received support from top artists like S.P.Y, The Insiders, & T.E.E.D. (Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs), once again solidifying Bachelors Of Science a household name in across a wide range of scenes.
BBC Radio 1xtra Clip from the DB take over on Diplo’s show:
On stage, BoS played shows all over the North America and Europe during 2012 including cities like Dublin, Amsterdam, Rome, Poznan, NYC, Los Angeles, Portland, Seattle, Baltimore, San Diego, Fairfax, Florida, Dallas, San Francisco, Austin, Vancouver, Minneapolis and many more. While rocking some of the top clubs around the globe the Bachelors have also been tearing up the festival circuit having played at events like the massive Live Nation “I Love This City” festival tour alongside Tiesto, Doctor P, Dirtyphonics and more. Everywhere they played all reviews from the crowds as well as the promoters were extremely positive citing that BoS sets are much more diverse and dancefloor focused than expected and that the mixing and vibes were on point!
If all that wasn’t enough Bachelors of Science also launched a new monthly label night and residency at San Francisco’s hottest new club, Monarch SF, which was recently voted #7 in the top 10 best sound systems in the U.S. by Beatport.
2013 is looking to be even bigger year with a slew of amazing new tunes featuring collabs with artists such as Kemo, Insiders and more slated to come out which are already crushing dancefloors all over the world!