Joy EP – Bruise


A1: Joy
A2: Theme
B1: When Pianos Attack
B2: Akiba Choirs
SKU: FMP0035 Category:

Track listing


On the A side with ?Joy?, Bruise head in a jubilant direction. Chanting vocal chops ride along deep cut kick grooves and vivid piano riffs; modernising the classic house sound and forming a track that would as likely go off in a club in the UK as it would on the sun-soaked beaches of Ibiza.

In ?The Theme?, Bruise switches things up and offers up a weighty, bass-driven progressive techno heater; bolstered with rattling break chops and polyrhythmic analogue synth arpeggios. As the track progresses, rip-roaring, squelching acid-lines are introduced at the crescendo; creating a versatile club record; primed and ready for the clubs reopening.

On this single ?When Pianos Attack?, the vibe is instantly recognisable. Piano chords lead the charge of yet another dancefloor destroyer, with that signature sound of swinging beats, layered pianos, lashings of strings, and hosts of heavenly soulful choirs. Just close your eyes, look up, feel the rush, and dance.

+ Includes the unreleased vinyl exclusive ?Akiba Choirs?. A new school dance anthem!

Bruise?s singles Joy & Theme were released 23rd July to much acclaim!

Joy initially became Pete Tong?s Essential New Tune + asked Bruise to record a Joy themed Essential MIx for BBC Radio 1.

?Joy? was also Premiered by leading dance authority Mixmag.

?Joy? featured in Defected / Faith?s behind the counter.
Huge support for ?Joy? from?. Annie Mac, Pete Tong, Laurent Garnier, Secerino / Horse Meat Disco, Sasha, A Trak, Andhim, Spiller, Graeme Park, DJ EZ, John Digweed, Fatboy Slim, Sam Devine, Laurence Guy, Gilles Peterson.
?Joy? Played live by Sasha & Digweed at Renaissance Brighton UK.

?When Pianos Attack? played by Blessed Madonna as an artist to watch 2022!

?When Pianos Attack? was played at Warehouse Project by Graeme Park, and then again by Terry Farley.

When Pianos Attack played by Sister Bliss in the mix

Bruise appeared in Faith Magazines taking a full page for interview with a heavy focus on When Pianos Attack.

?When Pianos Attack? support from Laurence Guy, Pete Tong, Fred Everything, Soul Clap, James Lavel, Basement Jaxx, Francois K, Severino, Luke Solomun.

?When Pianos Attack? Magnetic Magazines Best of Month ? November 2021.