● 7th September 2016 – MusicIn Print

How did you spend your teenage years? Birmingham based beat-smith Bunny spent his attending parties, throwing parties and seeking out health & safety shunning places to host secret raves for him and his friends.

Bunny has always been surrounded by creative types in his circle of friends; some of them went on to form the break out bands  Peace & Swim Deep. Both bands cite iconic Birmingham club night FACE as a major influence on their creative decisions; it was also at FACE that Bunny cut his teeth with some of his first club-based DJ sets. He has kept a close relationship with The Rainbow Venues and is regularly found on their bill of events.

Bunny’s work-ethic is mind-boggling. Often he’ll be keeping crowds moving into the early hours of the morning, celebrating the rise of the sun on balconies and roof-tops across the vast expanse of Digbeth. It’s not just Birmingham’s thriving electronic and dance music scenes that he keeps himself a part of either – he is immersed in all aspects of local music and culture – regularly flying the flag for local fashion brands, bands and many of Birmingham’s other creative movements. He hasn’t just kept himself busy behind the decks of the clubs either, hosting ‘Bunny’s House’ – a radio show on the influential yet short-lived radio station mytenradio.

Bunny Warren for BabMagWhilst Bunny’s style of DJing and mixing thrives in the worlds of house and minimalistic dance; he has proven to be a musical chameleon of sorts over his years playing across Birmingham’s cult club nights. You are just as likely to spot Bunny behind the decks at the hip hop hooray of MoHo as you are to see him playing a pop-up party at independent record shop The Diskery. His taste in other producers’ music, both past and present, keeps each one of his mixes sounding futuristic but his creative spark extends to original mixes too – such as the hypnotic builds of his single ‘Chalk’.

The sun never goes down on Bunny’s party; especially if Bunny himself is behind the decks. When the world ends, it’ll only be cockroaches left. They’ll all be queuing up to see Bunny DJ.

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