Overtones: Episode 3

An electronic detour with Bondax and Charlie Tee...

Available on Spotify, Overtones is an episodic series with editorial insight at its core. Hosted by lead staff writer Shahzaib, alongside a reel of rotating presenters and guests that define the CLASH publication experience, we delve into the creative minds across the music, film and fashion realms through incisive commentary and focus interviews.

For Episode 3, CLASH special projects assistant Louis Torracinta continues a summer of festival reportage with a primer for anticipated club music and dance events in the UK and beyond.

Electronic duo Bondax are interviewed on the road. The Lancashire act have plied their craft as regional radio favourites and festival headliners, their 2014 ‘Bondax & Friends’ mix album putting them firmly on the map. After three years away, Bondax made their comeback in 2021 with the fervid disco heat of ‘Don’t Want It’, following up with a series of standalone singles, most notably ‘FADE’ featuring vocalist Shells, continuing an exploration of blissful and buoyant house, expanding their methodology beyond functional tropes to a genuine admiration for the sounds of yesteryear.

DJ/producer Charlie Tee caps off the episode as our musical guest. In September, Charlie will be fronting the primetime Radio 1 Drum & Bass show – she’s the first woman ever to occupy that venerated space. For over a decade, Charlie has emerged as a trusted connoisseur of club-skewing sounds, DJing around the world with high-octane sets that retain a sense of humanity and soulfulness in between the thrill of basslines. In this granular conversation, Charlie reflects on a career steeped in the lore and discovery of house and techno to the bombast of sound system culture.

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