Melbourne-born party planner, producer and DJ, Bell Towers, has been making it rain melancholy tears on the dance-ﬂoor since he started playing records in 2008. His early sets (as Roman Wafers) revealed an adventurous collector with one ear for the esoteric and one for the ﬂoor, skating across Italo-disco, J-pop, new wave, house and techno with delicate grace.
Alongside Misha Hollenbach (P.A.M.), he pieced together a series of essential, irreverent mixes and established cult Melbourne party, Bamboo Musik (R.I.P.), a bi-monthly basement jam fabled for its spaced out music policy and obsessively detailed themes that became somewhat of a HQ for Melbourne heads and party people alike.
Producing music as Bell Towers, his debut 12″ Private Time Dub emerged on Canyons’ Hole In The Sky in 2011, and he’s since released original productions and edits on Prins Thomas’ Internasjonal and Ruf Dug’s Rüf Kutz before settling in as the pin-up boy for Munich’s house of exquisite consumer goods, Public Possession.
As a producer Bell Towers dives deep, always retaining enough of a pop element to allow easy entry before mining the depths of early morning emotion through chugging machine rhythms, ethereal pads and cunning melody. Touching on the aforementioned obsessions that arise in his DJ sets but with a distinctly contemporary touch, his latest and greatest, Hyper-Realised-Self (Public Possession, 2015), could be his best yet.
Since the passing of Bamboo Musik in 2013, Bell Towers relocated to London to do his thing across the continent. Keep your eyes peeled and an ear to the ground – in person or on record Bell Towers is coming to a disco near you.