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With a growing reputation as one of the South West’s most exciting electronic acts, Million Way fuses live funk and disco with skilfully produced house and driving electro. Their musically vibrant and dancefloor-focused live show has pricked the ears of music-lovers and party-goers alike, having become a regular late-night fixture on the festival circuit.
Featuring classically trained Jasper Norland (Heritage Orchestra, Full Fat) and seasoned bassist Jim Hopkins (The Egg, Smerins Antisocial Club), Million Way brings together a wealth of musical influence, both futuristic and retrospective. The live format of drums, bass and electronics takes the production values of recorded dance music and turbo-charges it with the exuberance of a super-tight live band. Jasper’s synth programming forms the backbone of the band’s sonic imprint; Expansive layers juxtapose visceral monosynths and acid-tinged leads, whilst live bass switches between dexterous melodic hooks and heavy funk lines ploughed through a monstrous effects chain.
Live, it’s as and engaging as it is danceable, provoking comparisons to the likes of Booka Shade and Daft Punk.
The interplay between bass and electronics forms the crux of the band’s identity, with the stripped-back, hard-up Funk of the 70s fuelling the feel of a sound that draws as much from techno's reductionism as to the detailed arrangements of Headhunters-era Hancock. The disco groove that it birthed is at the heart of Million Way, lurking behind a veneer of techno, video games and nerd skills.
2012’s ‘Your Circuitry’ EP saw vocal collaborations with Mr J-Top (Babyhead) and grime MC Conrad the Scroudral, as the band embraced pop sensibilities as well as grittier, groove-based tracks. The EP received strong radio support from BBC Introducing and topped the listeners charts on Amazing Radio, whilst one track was synced to an advert with Jessie J. 2013 is set to be busy, with the anticipated release of the more progressive ‘Knuckledust’ EP, as well as upcoming collaborations with MCs and VJs. Plus the incredible animated music video by Alembic (Fonejacker).