Overview. B.Traits launches her Baby T project with the Portra EP for Samurai Music.
B.Traits in her own words on the relaunching of the Baby T name from Resident Advisor: https://www.residentadvisor.net/podcast-episode.aspx?id=703
“Baby T is an alias that I am breathing new life into. Originally, my name was Baby Traits (as in baby “features” — I was 18 when I started touring in North America) and as I began to get more DJ bookings within the jungle community, I abbreviated Baby to B so that the name was more androgynous, to prevent the unnecessary attention and bad-mouthing I got whenever people found out I was female.
In a sense, it’s a reclamation of my original alias—I played faster back then: hardcore, drum & bass and jungle—and that’s where I’m going back to with Baby T, but this time I’m not 18, and I have zero fucks to give.
I’ve always been a shapeshifter as B.Traits but sometimes eclecticism can be confusing. I feel I need another outlet to create music that has no specific expectations. I want to get back to my jungle roots properly.”
The Portra EP contains 3 versions of the title track by Baby T – Hybrid, Ambient, and Jungle, spreading across tempo’s (and no tempo) to showcase styles Baby T will touch on. It’s a confident debut – a sonic summary of the Baby T path. To compliment these versions, Homemade Weapons and Ancestral Voices have contributed remixes that reinterpret Portra through their visionary processes, with impeccable results from both artists.
Hello world, let\’s hang on together through this bizarre days, and of course, with good music. Let\’s talk about the Canadian born and London based producer, DJ, curator and presenter Brianna Price best known as B.Traits, that is announcing the relaunch of her Baby T project, that is also debuting on the legendary drum & bass label Samurai Music.
Brianna Price had been an established radio broadcaster for BBC Radio for 6 years before she decided to fully dedicate herself to music production, later she started her own imprint IN.TOTO and in the meantime she also focused on a her multi-sensory live project ‘Paciphonic’. Unwilling to follow the standards but mainly focusing on what she feels like playing or producing.
Now, as we said in the first paragraph, Brianna has decided to go back to her roots & relaunch her Baby T alias debuting on Samurai Music with a first outstanding release.
Entitled ‘Portra\’, the upcoming EP contains 3 versions of the title track by Baby T – Hybrid, Ambient, and Jungle, spreading across tempo’s (and no tempo) to showcase styles Baby T will touch on. With all three versions, the release complements itself and displays spectacular works, creating incredible sounds, in three different ranges of rhythms and speeds. Very interesting.
It’s a confident debut – a sonic summary of the Baby T path. To compliment these versions, Homemade Weapons and Ancestral Voices have contributed remixes that reinterpret Portra through their visionary processes, with impeccable results from both artists.
Stay tuned, The debut Baby T release is coming 1st May on Samurai Music and features remixes by Homemade Weapons and Ancestral Voices. Scroll down to listen to previews and to read full details.
Artist. Baby T
Title. Portra EP
Format: 12″ / Digital
Label: Samurai Music
Cat. No: SMDE15
Release Date: May 1st, 2020
Available for pre-order: https://www.voidvinyl.com/products/baby-t-portra
1. Portra (Hybrid Mix)
2. Portra (Jungle Mix)
3. Portra (Ambient Mix)
4. Portra (Homemade Weapons Remix)
5. Portra (Ancestral Voices Remix)
All tracks written & produced by Brianna Price
Remix and additional production on 04 by Andre Delgado
Remix and additional production on 05 by Liam Blackburn
Cat. No. SMDE15 – All rights reserved
℗ & © Samurai Music 2020