Futureboogie started out as a promotion company with a single club night some eight years ago in Bristol. Now they manage over thirty artists, broadcast radio shows in four countries, and as of 2011 run Futureboogie Recordings, a label formed primarily as a vehicle for rapidly rising star of the UK house scene Julio Bashmore but which is also destined to become home for all things deep from Bristol and beyond. Christophe and Lukas (pictured) made their collaborative debuts on the imprint with the EPs Maison De Cheval and The Force, and from the moment Teardrops gets things started it’s obvious that the Futureboogie team truly have their ear to the ground when it comes to quality UK house.
Christophe Dom has been a staple of the Belgian and Spanish club scenes for over fifteen years, whereas Luke Turner is a Bristol-born and bred visual artist who started producing in 2007. The pair may have had wildly different careers thus far but both of their influences are keenly felt on Teardrops. Christophe has the dancefloor savvy that comes from having residencies at clubs all over Europe, while Lukas brings to the table excellent production skills and an intimate knowledge of Bristol’s burgeoning bass scene. As for the other tunes, Stalker is a cowbell-powered offering by the pair on the flip of Maison De Cheval. Also included is Lukas’ remix of The Force from the EP of the same name, which gives the original a boisterous, clattering makeover.