Man 048 | May 10, 2010

Bert On Beats has been spinning records and producing for years in his hometown Tallinn, Estonia, under the name DJ Critical, mixing up everything from rap to drum n´bass, ripping clubs apart wherever he drops. When Bert sent in his contribution for the “Kid Conga” remix contest in 2009, Man Rec boss Daniel Haaksman picked the Bert On Beats kuduro and dubstep influenced remix as the winner. Super engineered beats, crisp basslines and a great ear for melody and rhythm made soon clear: Bert On Beats is no rookie. Ever since, Bert has remixed Buraka Som Sistema, Ku Bo and Sekta and now presents his debut artist release: The “Suomo” EP.

“Suomo” features Anbuley on the mike, the Ghana bred and Vienna raised MC with model looks, which debuted as MC on Stereotyp´s Ku Bo project, their collaboration “Lefe” was licensed by Crookers for their legendary “I Love Techno” mix CD. “Suomo” is a love song in the language GA, which is spoken in the capitol of Ghana, where Anbuley was born and raised
until she moved to Vienna. Add the mad beats of Bert On Beats on top and you have a 21st Afro-Tec smasher that is in no way traditionalist but only looks into one direction: The future.

Remixes are provided by Ku Bo, Lazy Ants and Daniel Haaksman, plus a reggae version by Bert On Beats himself. Bonus track “Morjim Harley”, a heavy bass rocker is a teaser to the upcoming Bert On Beats album on Man Recordings, out in autumn 2010.