As a kid Jonny 'Bubba' Smyth started bashing out sounds on a drum machine and keyboard in his bedroom trying to emulate the sounds he was hearing down at his local club. Developing a love for electronic music, disco and house he started putting together tracks. Scoring a massive release on Derrick Carter and Luke Solomon's Classic label Scoper & Bubba "I'm Satisfied" which has seen a remastered reissue for the Classic back catalogue for 2011.
production partner T-Bone his re-edit of Frankie Knuckles and Jamie Principle's 'Baby Wants to Ride' for the legendary TRAX label has been getting amazing plaudits and support from many heads.
The end of 2012 seen massive releases on labels Hot Creations, Pets Recordings, Dogmatik, ALiVE, Batty Bass and Extended Play with support from the likes of Jamie Jones, Richie Hawtin, DJ T, Ivan Smagghe, Ewan Pearson, Soul Clap, Lee Foss,Robert James, Trevor Jackson, Hannah Holland, Tom Budden, Droog, Seth Troxler, Catz N Dogz and more.
He gained support from Radio 1’s Pete Tong and Annie Mac scoring the Essential New Tune with ‘Dance with Me’ on Hot Creations. and getting tipped by Pete Tong alongside Maya Jane Coles and Subb-an as one to watch.
2012/13 is set to see Bubba release more of his killer Chicago bass influenced productions and remixes and the launch of his own Runnin’ Wild imprint showcasing future stars HimSelfHer, Amine Edge & DANCE, Lee Webster, Sean Roman and more.
He played at the Belfast MTV EMA’s along side Azari & III, Batty Bass and Aeroplane which was a wildest party the city has ever seen!
He runs his own Runnin' Wild nights in Belfast and with a fan base stretching from the the UK, Europe and the USA, Canada,South America, Australia and back again.
'Its complusive I am an addict ..sometimes I think I'm bored with dance music and it draws me back in again, and I'm excited and inspired again..jumping in the studio...and to get from my bedroom to travel round meeting people and making really good friends..the power of the music puts a smile on your face!!'
With his new track Plato's Treat about to drop on Jeudi Records Hamburg...inspired by the notorious NYC night spot its an Italohouse mash...that has been working some dancefloor magic...